Shiatsu Styles

There are as many different styles of shiatsu as there are therapists. Here are a few other styles of shiatsu found from Wikipedia.

  • Namikoshi Shiatsu – is the orginal style created by Tokujiro Namikoshi
  • Tsubo Shiatsu – was created by Kiyoshi Ikenaga,explains from an anatomical and physiological point of view, how meridian points (or Tsubo) are useful in shiatsu therapy.
  • Zen (Masunaga) Shiatsu – the book written by Shizuto Masunaga popularised Zen (or Masunaga) Shiatsu in North America and Europe.
  • Shinso Shiatsu – was created by Ted Saito who has practiced shiatsu in Toronto since 1971
  • Shanti Shiatsu – created in 2008 by Melissa Michele Phillips
  • Meridian Shiatsu – was established by Tadashi Izawa, incorporating Meridian Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into his shiatsu therapy
  • Tao Shiatsu – was established by Ryukyu Endo, a Buddhist priest, and involves concentrating the mind and making supplications to the Buddha
  • Ohashiatsu – was developed by Wataru Ohashi
  • Quantum Shiatsu – derived from Zen Shiatsu it was developed by Pauline Sasaki and Cliff Andrews,and aims to work with different levels of a person’s energy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual
  • Movement Shiatsu – was developed by Bill Palmer and David Ventura,which specialises in working with chronic conditions through specific experiments and exercises
  • Aze Shiatsu – is a Spanish Shiatsu school founded in Madrid by Shigeru Onoda,
  • Suzanne Yates: founder of Well Mother located in Bristol England, she focuses on shiatsu and pregnancy.