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Former Instructor, Canadian Acupressure Institute Although Shiatsu is a form of therapy uniquely Japanese, its roots date back to ancient Chinese philosophical ideas. In the East where the diet was based on fish and salt, stomach ulcers were a problem. Trading opened up communication between China and Japan, and in the 7th Century a delegation of Japanese students was sent to China by the Prince, to study Chinese medicine and culture.

During the period of Japanese history when the country was under the rule of powerful warlords, the martial arts became especially important. At this time resuscitation techniques of Jujitsu proved indispensable to revive martial arts students who had been knocked unconscious while sparring. The techniques consisted of striking vital points. A form of massage called Anma evolved during the Edo Period in Japan.

This therapy was mainly performed by the blind. Unfortunately, because the means were not available to the blind to receive much education, their medical knowledge was not up to the level of Doctors and Herbalists at the time.

Thus, the Anma practitioners fell behind in their knowledge, and Anma came to have a reputation of only being useful for relaxation. The originator was Tamai Tempaku, who published a book called Shiatsu Ho finger pressure method in His book combined Anma, Ampuku an ancient form of abdominal massage used in pregnancy and childbirth , and Do-In therapeutic exercises , with Western anatomy and physiology. In , Shiatsu was legally approved as part of Anma massage.

In , the Japan Shiatsu School was officially licensed by the Minister of Health and Welfare, and in , Shiatsu was finally recognized as a therapy in its own right, as distinct from Swedish Massage and Anma. To this day these three different therapies are regulated under one law in Japan. To understand the political struggle for the recognition of Shiatsu in Japan, it is necessary to explain the effects the U.

Occupational Forces had when they took over the country in A directive was issued to ban all traditional therapies. Thus ensued an extended legal battle by practitioners of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Shiatsu, to have their rights to practice re-instated. Practitioners had to water down the traditional principles behind their practices and define their work in Western medical terms, in order to legitimize their therapies to the Powers that Be.

These men were: Tokujiro Namikoshi Katsusuke Serizawa. Tokujiro Namikoshi Tokujiro Namikoshi discovered his system of Shiatsu through trial and error, as a growing boy on Hokkaido, a northern Japanese island his family moved to when he was very young The children took turns helping their mother as there was no doctor available.

Eventually her body healed itself. Later Tokujiro was to realize that by pressing on the muscles on either side of the middle region of her spine, he was stimulating the adrenal glands to produce cortisol, the cure for rheumatism!

Tokujiro opened the Shiatsu Institute of Therapy on Hokkaido, in , after completing his studies of Anma and Western massage. He left the school in Hokkaido under the supervision of some of his students in and went to Tokyo to form a Shiatsu school there. It took several years and the co-operation of others, but by he opened the Japan Shiatsu Institute in Tokyo. Two years after Shiatsu was legally approved as part of Anma, in , the school was legally licensed by the Minister of Health and Welfare, under the new name, the Japan Shiatsu School.

This School proved to be very successful. His style requires a thorough knowledge of the musculo-skeletal structure of the body, and the nervous system, emphasizing neuro-muscular points. Shizuto Masunaga In the latter part of the twentieth century Shizuto Masunaga brought Shiatsu back to its Eastern roots, emphasizing meridians and the Five Element theory. He was a student of Western psychology and Chinese medicine, very interested in the spiritual, psychological and emotional aspects of individuals.

This led to his creation of Zen Shiatsu reflecting the simple and direct approach to Spirituality exhibited by Japanese Buddhist monks. It also introduces the Makko-Ho exercises, which are specially designed exercises to help individuals correct imbalances in the flow of Ki energy through their own meridian systems. Masunaga opened the Iokai Shiatsu Centre in Tokyo. Masunaga also developed a form of abdominal diagnosis known as Hara diagnosis , and he extended the traditional acupuncture meridians to include some supplementary meridians.

After his death, his work has been carried on, not only in Japan, but also in Europe and the US. His sensitivity towards all the ways of working with Ki, has made this style of Shiatsu very popular worldwide. Katsusuke Serizawa The third noteworthy figure in the development of Shiatsu in this century is Katsusuke Serizawa, who concentrated on the Tsubos effective points on the meridians. He was able to prove the existence of Tsubos using modern electrical measurements of the skin.

He called his system Tsubo therapy and advocated the use of any kind of stimulation of the Tsubos, from moxibustion to acupuncture or acupressure. Each form combines components of these traditional styles in one way or another. Emphasis more on points than meridians. Can be vigorous. Can be vigorous or gentle.


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