The Blackened Pot

Trauma can occur either through sudden and violently destructive events, or through a gradual process of attrition. Both can be devastating but both can be prevented and alleviated. It is never too late and there is no such thing as a hopeless case. No one need ever...

The Shen Spirit Points

With the families of ancient points, we are constantly linking with the psychic side of the individual. This is not surprising when we know that Chinese medicine has its roots in shamanism. After the ghost/demon (Gui) and shaman (Ling) points, here is a third family...

Interview: Yahiro Yuji sensei, founder of Meiso Shiatsu

Of the Japanese pioneers who introduced Shiatsu to Europe, Yuji Yahiro sensei is one of the most famous names who have influenced the entire Italian peninsula. His career reveals an unconventional personality drawn, from his young age, to develop a deep spirituality....

Interview of Mike Mandl: from permaculture to Shiatsu

Mike Mandl is one of the most important personalities in the European Shiatsu world. He has been teaching and practicing Shiatsu for many years in Vienna, Austria, and is also the president of the biggest event in the world for our profession, the European Shiatsu...

Interview Bernardo Corvi – the immense heart of Shiatsu

We are privileged to have in the Shiatsu world some truly fascinating people. One of them is Bernardo Corvi whom we will introduce during the course of this interview. Shiatsu practitioner, teacher, expert writer on the subject and finally an entrepreneur. Not only is...
Treatment of hormonal migraine

Treatment of hormonal migraine

While the treatment of headaches and migraines (frontal, ocular, lateral, occipital andapex) is a great classic of therapeutic Shiatsu, the treatment of hormonal migraines for women remains little discussed and difficult to treat. However, it is one of the most...

Book: La figura de mio padre : Tokujiro Namikoshi

Book: La figura de mio padre : Tokujiro Namikoshi

What do we really know about the life of Tokujiro Namikoshi? Not much, really. There is no official biography and that's a pity. Everything that is said about him is mainly by word of mouth, but with all the possible and imaginable distortions. However, there is a way...

The “cleft” points

The “cleft” points

During the study of Shiatsu, the Xi points (or Geki in Japanese) are among the great classics to be learned by heart. However, the deep meaning of these points often escapes the neophytes. The fault lies in the various translations that are given to this particularly...

Reflexions about Tenpeki Tamai’ Shiatsu

Reflexions about Tenpeki Tamai’ Shiatsu

Simplistically, we can divide the history of Shiatsu in a few chapters and name them in correlation with major historical events. Although we may find the ancient traces of Shiatsu in the incipient forms of Japanese bodywork, the first chapter in the history of...

Survey Results: Shiatsu and Cancer

Survey Results: Shiatsu and Cancer

Last year I launched a survey with the help of Fernando Cabo, on the perception of Shiatsu practitioners and schools of Shiatsu on a number of topics. We conducted the survey in French, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Even if the number of answers is not as...

Hard work, soft work and much more in Shiatsu

Hard work, soft work and much more in Shiatsu

When Do prevails over Jutsu I have been practicing martial arts for 33 years now and 20 years just for Shiatsu. For years I have been obsessed with studying and learning, which is still the case, but to a lesser extent. I have sought and am still seeking approaches...

Why study the deep path of a meridian?

Why study the deep path of a meridian?

Most Shiatsu practitioners know their meridians to their fingertips. But is this really the case? How many know that each of 12 the meridians follow pathways that can run either on the surface or deeper? The study of their deep paths greatly improves our...