What is shiatsu?

The Japanese word Shiatsu comes from shi meaning finger, and atsu meaning pressure.

This specific therapy method is a symbol of an art of touch, in which the energetic encounter between the therapist and the client is based on clarity, to be aligned and attentiveness.

Shiatsu has its roots in the traditional  far eastern philosophy and the traditional Chinese medicine, which considers the human being as a unity of body, soul and spirit.

The shiatsu therapy encourages the natural forces of the body’s self-regulation, stimulates the vitality and contributes to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Shiatsu is effective in a multitude of discomfort and accompanies transformation processes on physical and psychological level.

Shiatsu is also called “silent communication” or “dialog without words”.


  • encouragement of health in general
  • in case of ongoing physical, psychological and/or mental exposure, stress
  • shiatsu is very effective in case of life crises and/or traumas
  • in case of low immunity
  • shiatsu encourages convalescence after an accident or a disease
  • enhances the developpement of the individual potential

are among the indications – for further information you may check out the site of the SGS (Swiss Shiatsu Association).