Interview with Haruhiko Masunaga: in his father’s footsteps

For several years now, Haruhiko Masunaga has been carrying on the legacy of his father Shizuto Masunaga and teaching Iokai Shiatsu throughout the world. In return, the world of Shiatsu has been watching closely to see how he would cope, such was the enormity of the...

In memory of Akinobu Kishi (1949-2012)

Where did I end up there? All around me howls and screams, people rolled likecarpets across the floor, thrashing, shaking, plus a hell of a racket - in other words: pure chaos, mayhem! Was I perhaps too naive when I registered for a Sei-Ki workshop with Kishi in the...

Interview with Wilfried Rappenecker: a european vision for Shiatsu

Wilfried Rappenecker is one of the giants of European Shiatsu. His name is closely associated with German and Swiss Shiatsu, as well as with the enormous "Atlas of Shiatsu", now in its 4th edition. A doctor by profession, he decided to leave everything to do nothing...

Touching trauma, understanding trauma – part.2

In this second and final part of the article, the author uses Oriental medicine to explain more precisely how trauma works. In particular, he details the role of the Metal element, the Po spirit of the Lung and the branch or root of this condition. A very interesting...

Touching trauma, understanding trauma – part.1

Trauma is usually the result of an exceptionally stressful personal experience in which the individual‘s possibilities and resources are insufficient for coping with it. This leaves long lasting traces. In the personality. In the soul. In the body. And in the energy...
In memory of Akinobu Kishi (1949-2012)

In memory of Akinobu Kishi (1949-2012)

Where did I end up there? All around me howls and screams, people rolled likecarpets across the floor, thrashing, shaking, plus a hell of a racket - in other words: pure chaos, mayhem! Was I perhaps too naive when I registered for a Sei-Ki workshop with Kishi in the...

Book: Meridians: Maps of the Soul

Book: Meridians: Maps of the Soul

Previously published in UKSS Shiatsu magazine. Thanks to Dinah John As I sit down to write this, a Facebook post pops onto my screen. An article by Mike Mandl has just appeared in a popular German medical journal. 'Die Milz macht glücklich’, says the headline: ‘the...

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