Interview Masanori Okamoto: the master of Kuretake Shiatsu

In Europe, Okamoto sensei’s name is associated with Shiatsu from the Kuretake Institute. Accurate, efficient and uncompromising in his work, he is a charming, relaxed and patient man in private life who took the time to explain and to show me on his books, many...

Interview Philippe Vandenabeele: a journey from Shiatsu to Ampuku

Philippe Vandenabeele is one of those hard workers who have been passionate about Shiatsu for many years. Belgian by origin, he has wandered from country to country and learned many techniques. He is now ready to publish the first english version of "Ampuku Zukai",...

Shiatsu: therapy or well-being?

Is shiatsu a well-being technic or a therapy? Is there any interest in dividing shiatsu in those categories?

Rhythms in Shiatsu pressure

There is a lot to say about rhythms in Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a therapeutic art intrinsically linked to far-east medicine. This is, in turn, entirely related to the movements and rhythms of nature that ancient Chinese have observed for millennia. It is therefore logical...

Interview of Hiroshi Iwaoka: founder of myo-energetics

Among the masters I meet from time to time, there are some who seem straight out of a manga by Jirō Taniguchi. Calm, smiling, quite humble, a quiet force emanates from him that nothing could shake. His delicate manners remind us of old Japan. Yet, his career was...
Rhythms in Shiatsu pressure

Rhythms in Shiatsu pressure

There is a lot to say about rhythms in Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a therapeutic art intrinsically linked to far-east medicine. This is, in turn, entirely related to the movements and rhythms of nature that ancient Chinese have observed for millennia. It is therefore logical...

Interview of Hiroshi Iwaoka: founder of myo-energetics

Interview of Hiroshi Iwaoka: founder of myo-energetics

Among the masters I meet from time to time, there are some who seem straight out of a manga by Jirō Taniguchi. Calm, smiling, quite humble, a quiet force emanates from him that nothing could shake. His delicate manners remind us of old Japan. Yet, his career was...

Interview : Wataru Ohashi, founder of the Ohashi Method

Interview : Wataru Ohashi, founder of the Ohashi Method

Is it still necessary to introduce Ohashi sensei? He is one of the famous Japanese masters who has spread Shiatsu around the world. But if his technique is known, his career is significantly less. This interview allows to better understand who he is, where he comes...

Ivan Bel, on a quest for Shiatsu

Ivan Bel, on a quest for Shiatsu

For once, Ivan Bel slides over to the other side of the microphone and answers questions from his long-time friend: Pierre-Emmanuel Canon. An Asia-roaming backpacker for 25 years, Chinese speaking, serious reader and passionate about Shiatsu, Ivan Bel is also a...

Treatment of insomnia in Shiatsu

Treatment of insomnia in Shiatsu

Who has never had any difficulty one day, or rather one night, sleeping like a log? Sleeping is a very important function in our lives, but it is also very sensitive to change. This is why so many people come to Shiatsu to seek a solution to their insomnia. To help...

Interview: Jean-Marc Weill: the passer of passions

Interview: Jean-Marc Weill: the passer of passions

Jean-Marc Weill defines himself as a mere passeur. Yet since I’ve known him for years, I can say he excels at passing on his passion for Shiatsu and oriental medicine. A polyglot teacher and educational director of the Shiatsu school in French Guiana, he works in...

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