What is Shiatsu ?
When a person suffers or does not feel good, they instinctively reach to the painful area looking for relief. This instinctive gesture was built upon and expanded to a full blown art in Asia thanks to massage and digitopressure. Later on, Chinese medicine showed the interaction between the energy of the meridians and the physical body. Shiatsu therapy (which means “finger pressure”) is a combination of both approaches, instinctive and theoretical, technical and energetic. This manual therapy is recognized as among the most interesting ones by the European Commission. It has also been an official medicine in Japan since 1964. In France, shiatsu has been recognized as a profession since 2015. The Ryoho Shiatsu style is the study of all aspects of shiatsu, namely:
- Mechanical Shiatsu (stretching and osteoarticular stimulation)
- Energy shiatsu (meridians, families and combination of the points)
- Therapeutic shiatsu (pathologies, pulse measurement, oriental diagnosis)
- Personal development (self-shiatsu, work on tactile sense, meditation, qi gong, …)
- Chinese Medicine (theories, energy physiology, visceral psychology, moxibustion)
Recently, a conference about traditional Shiatsu vs modern Shiatsu took place at the Shiatsu European Congress . 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...
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...
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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