Interview Betty Croll: organizer of the European Shiatsu Congress 2020 in Amsterdam

Ivan Bel: Hello dear Betty, thank you for giving me some of your time after the madness of this last European Shiatsu congress. I guess you must be relieved that it is over. Betty Croll: I am very happy it has turned out the way it did. Totally different than we had...

Interview Chris McAlister: from Tibet to Sweden

As president of the European Shiatsu Federation, Chris McAlister is a personality in the world of Shiatsu. But apart from this official title, we don't know much about his life and his career. His life is like a novel of travel, adventure, martial arts and oriental...

Interview Kazunori Sasaki: at the heart of Iokai Shiatsu

One of Iokai’s original staff members, a close assistant to Shizuto Masunaga, has been teaching Iokai Shiatsu in Europe for 40 years: Kazunori Sasaki Sensei who has been sharing what his master transmitted to him, a passion and a deep interest in meridian shiatsu. In...

Those Aikido masters who spread Shiatsu

The history of Aikido is sometimes mixed with that of Shiatsu, because many Japanese masters have spread these two skills around the world. While they were sent to different continents to disseminate Aikido, they were also great teachers of Shiatsu. Compared to the...

Professional Recognition and EQF: A Vision for the Future of Shiatsu in Europe

The European Shiatsu Federation (EFS) has been trying for many years to have the Shiatsu profession recognized with the help of the national federations which it gathers. It seems that the EFS is on the verge of a successful bet with the help of the Austrian Shiatsu...
Interview Chris McAlister: from Tibet to Sweden

Interview Chris McAlister: from Tibet to Sweden

As president of the European Shiatsu Federation, Chris McAlister is a personality in the world of Shiatsu. But apart from this official title, we don't know much about his life and his career. His life is like a novel of travel, adventure, martial arts and oriental...

Interview Kazunori Sasaki: at the heart of Iokai Shiatsu

Interview Kazunori Sasaki: at the heart of Iokai Shiatsu

One of Iokai’s original staff members, a close assistant to Shizuto Masunaga, has been teaching Iokai Shiatsu in Europe for 40 years: Kazunori Sasaki Sensei who has been sharing what his master transmitted to him, a passion and a deep interest in meridian shiatsu. In...

Those Aikido masters who spread Shiatsu

Those Aikido masters who spread Shiatsu

The history of Aikido is sometimes mixed with that of Shiatsu, because many Japanese masters have spread these two skills around the world. While they were sent to different continents to disseminate Aikido, they were also great teachers of Shiatsu. Compared to the...

Interview Bernard Bouheret: an odyssey of Energy

Interview Bernard Bouheret: an odyssey of Energy

Among the great names in the world of French-speaking Shiatsu, Bernard Bouheret is no stranger. Let's judge: more than 40 years of practice, author of many books including the famous "Vade Mecum de Shiatsu thérapeutique", president of the Union Francophone des...

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...

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