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Iokai Shiatsu is a manual therapy that complements regular medicine well. Using the thumb, fingers and palms of the hands, the therapist puts pressure on the meridians to enable a free flow of vital life energy through the body. If necessary, he will also mobilise and stretch certain joints. By doing this the body’s self-healing ability is strengthened.



Iokai Shiatsu is based on the principles of century-old Eastern medicine. According to these principles, body and mind are one, and they are in constant interaction with each other and the world we live in. By looking at illness, life and people in relation to their surroundings, we obtain a deeper insight in the true causes of complaints. That is what being a good Iokai Shiatsu therapist entails: aiming to master the technical skills as well as getting to the core of your client’s problem through dedication and compassion.