Reflections

The Blackened Pot

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 sense of timing in Shiatsu

The sense of timing in Shiatsu

Whether we are learning, feeling, studying or practicing Shiatsu, the notion of time is an indispensable factor that we cannot compress. This is true for all of the "Paths" (Do), whether they are therapeutic, artistic or martial. Asian philosophy teaches us that...

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...

Shiatsu and Death

Shiatsu and Death

If there is one big word that shocks and frightens in today’s society, it is neither slang nor pornography, but the word “death”. Just hearing or reading it makes most people shudder and not want to know more. For Shiatsu practitioners, as for all therapists in 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...

The Ternary Principle in Shiatsu

The Ternary Principle in Shiatsu

Amongst the many Shiatsu schools that exist, most refer in their names or in their technical approach to the theories of Yin/Yang (which represent duality), or Wuxing (the 5 movements). But few of them bring attention to the Earth-Man-Heaven trinity, while this...

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...