Unlike Swedish massage, which is mostly used for relaxation, Shiatsu is usually sought out by clients who seek relief from some kind of ailment. Joseph Rongo, Director of ASIS Massage Education, stresses the importance of the philosophy behind Shiatsu: “A primary precept of Zen Shiatsu is the importance of remaining in a Zen-like—a present state—when practicing. Be in the moment.”
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork with its roots in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). It is believed to improve a client’s health, not just physically, but also spiritually and emotionally. At ASIS Massage Education you will learn about Shiatsu in both theory and practice.