Interview with Nobuyuki Takeuchi: founder of Yin Shiatsu

Still quite unknown in Europe, Yin Shiatsu starts to make a name for itself. But at the origin of this name there is a man and not the least: Nobuyuki Takeuchi sensei. One can easily think of him as a modern-day samurai, uncompromising on behaviour, commitment and...

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

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

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

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...
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...

Ecology and Shiatsu

Ecology and Shiatsu

While Mother Nature is in agony, everyone seems to be saying that something must be done and quickly. But what? No one seems to know much about what can save the environment and we continue our routine, our crazy consumption, our race against time and for money. Why...

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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