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 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?

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...

Interview: Diego Sanchez, Shiatsu at heart

Interview: Diego Sanchez, Shiatsu at heart

Diego Sanchez is a Uruguayan Shiatsu teacher with a rich and original career in this discipline. But what marks the most when you meet him is his kindness, his vitality and his belief in Shiatsu. He traveled South and North America as well as Europe to learn the...

Is there a tradition in Shiatsu

Is there a tradition in Shiatsu

Recently, a conference about traditional Shiatsu vs modern Shiatsu took place at the Shiatsu European Congress [1]. The purpose of the discussion was to highlight the differences between the roots and the evolutions of Shiatsu nowadays and whether there is a tradition...

Tal Badihi: an autism specialist

Tal Badihi: an autism specialist

Tal Badihi! Remember this name, because he is one of those who is rising in the international Shiatsu panorama. Tal is an Israelian shiatsu practitioner (now based in London) who specialized in autism treatment. From the outset it will be recognized that it takes...

Bill Palmer: the master of Movement Shiatsu

Bill Palmer: the master of Movement Shiatsu

When you think about Shiatsu in England, two names immediately come to mind: the East-West Center and Bill Palmer. It is this giant of English Shiatsu that we have the great pleasure to present you: longtime teacher, co-founder of U.K. Shiatsu Society and a passionate...

Interview: Tzvika Calisar, founder of Seiki Shiatsu

Interview: Tzvika Calisar, founder of Seiki Shiatsu

It is during a world tour that Tzvika Calisar decides to go to Japan. He is 23 years old and no money in his pocket. He is suggested to work in Tokyo and here he is on a plane for Japan. What he doesn't know at that time is, that his meeting with Shiatsu will change...

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