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?

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...

Interview of Hiroshi Iwaoka: founder of myo-energetics

Among the masters I meet from time to time, there are some who seem straight out of a manga by Jirō Taniguchi. Calm, smiling, quite humble, a quiet force emanates from him that nothing could shake. His delicate manners remind us of old Japan. Yet, his career was...

Interview : Wataru Ohashi, founder of the Ohashi Method

Is it still necessary to introduce Ohashi sensei? He is one of the famous Japanese masters who has spread Shiatsu around the world. But if his technique is known, his career is significantly less. This interview allows to better understand who he is, where he comes...
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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