Shiatsu is a stimulating, powerful healing massage technique that is aimed at harmonizing body and mind. “Shi” means finger and “atsu” means pressure, and Shiatsu utilizes a combination of pressure with the thumbs, palms, forearm, feet, and fingers as well as assisted-stretching techniques to help eliminate stagnation in the body, remove blockages, and facilitate Ki or life energy flow.
What to Expect
Shiatsu practitioners are trained in anatomy and physiology, meridians, charkas, and other energy pathways. A combination of gentle, harmonizing, and energizing techniques are used to stimulate, strengthen, and/or relax you. The recommended length of a session is 1 hour (otherwise a minimum of ½ hour). It is suitable for anyone, including adults, children, and the elderly. It is especially beneficial for busy office workers or professionals who need to unwind, and those with specific health concerns such as muscle aches, soreness and fatigue, headaches, and many other symptoms. Precautions may need to be taken for those with inflammatory conditions, surgical scars, expectant mothers, or other special situations.
For the session, it is recommended to wear loose-fitting cotton or all-natural clothing and to take off all watches, jewellery, and other accessories. Clothing may be changed at the office before the session.
The Shiatsu session takes place at the Kushi Institute of Europe office in central Amsterdam, easily reachable by public transport. Consultations are also available during the international study weeks that take place in Amsterdam or during the summer conference.
A Personal Health and Way of Life Consultation is recommended to follow up the Shiatsu session, especially for those with health concerns. For further development, we recommend you read books and articles on macrobiotics or take the following courses: Art of Life School, Art of Cooking School, Women’s Health, Summer Conference, Public Workshops, or Lectures.
Booking an Appointment
Please contact the office to book an appointment or for information on costs and special arrangements.
The Kushi Institute of Europe office
Note: The Kushi Institute of Europe’s programs and services, as well as information on the Kushi Institute of Europe’s web pages, are educational in nature and are not intended to take the place of personalized medical counselling, diagnosis, or treatment.