Long time ago, Asian healers were expected to know eight levels of healing and to become skilled in the Five Excellences. These included techniques of self-development and self defense as well as the tools of one’s trade. Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditation were practiced to maintain one’s health and increase sensitivity. “Physician, heal thyself” was the healer’s conviction. The ancient masters realised the healing potential of human energy and saw it as a tool in helping others. They knew of the importance of developing and cultivating this energy, or spirit, to its fullest degree within themselves. This would allow them to become effective and highly skilled practitioners. To “heal thyself” would be to help in healing others.
Shiatsu Therapy is one of the 8 alternative approaches indicated by the European Parliament (A4-0075/1997) as being “a nonconventional medicine worthy of interest” which enables you to preserve your capital health.
Since 1955, the technique of Shiatsu Therapy is recognised like a medicine with whole share by the Japanese ministry of Health.
It takes three years to become a qualified Shiatsu therapist but the basic technique is further enriched by consistent daily practice and I regularly attend continuing professional development courses to keep my skills up to date.
I was born to a Vietnamese family in France in 1965. My father was a martial artist and I began studying martial arts with him, and later studied Qigong, Kung fu and Taoist practices, including Zen Shiatsu and Heisei Shiatsu with European masters.
Every shiatsu therapist is different. My approach is to blend shiatsu with natural exercise and lifestyle coaching to bring about a wholesome and positive change from within. Working in this way brings the desired long-term relief people really seek.
I qualified as a Health Qigong Instructor, an Ear Acupuncturist and as a Shiatsu Therapist. Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a member of the Complementary Therapist Association (CThA) and fully insured with Holistic Insurance.
P.S.S (Graduate of Shiatsu) - Professional Shiatsu School
EAR Acupuncture Master Class Graduate - Yuan Clinic & Trad. Medicine College
Ba Duan Jin & Ma Wang Dui Instructor of the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA)