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When I first came into contact with Shiatsu almost 40 years ago, I was working as a doctor in a hospital and training to become a general practitioner. My encounter with Shiatsu fundamentally changed my view of life, health and illness. Shiatsu gave my life an unexpected new and different direction.
I am a qualified general practitioner but I practice almost exclusively Shiatsu now. My Shiatsu practice as well as teaching Shiatsu give me much pleasure, even after 30 years.
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu has its origins in Japan and is recognised by the Japanese ministry of health as a form of therapeutic bodywork.
The theoretic foundation of Shiatsu largely corresponds to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In the Japanese health sector, it takes to some extent the place of physiotherapy in Europe.
In recent decades, a form of therapeutic Shiatsu has developed in Europe, which has proven an effective form of treatment for a wide range of complaints and illnesses. In 2015, the Swiss government officially recognised Shiatsu as a complementary therapy.