What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu finds its origin in traditional Eastern medicine and uses traditions, knowledge and insights dating back thousands of years. It is a manual therapy, that enhances your natural healing process. Shiatsu restores and strengthens your life energy and provides a deep relaxation.


When your life energy flows freely through your body, you feel healthy, with a clear mind and good resistance. When you're healthy, your body restores everything that disturbs your energy balance by itself. And disturbances are always there; the self-healing capacity of your body is challenged constantly. Shiatsu strengthens this self-healing capacity, which also makes shiatsu ideal for preventive use. If the self-healing process fails to work properly, this will lead to an unhealthy situation and complaints.

Finger pressure

Shiatsu literally means 'finger pressure'. I use my hands and fingers to apply pressure to the energy channels of your body. This causes blockages to disappear and life energy to flow freely again. Where tension arose, relaxation sinks in. The self-healing capacity of your body increases through this relaxation. Complaints diminish, you sleep better and have more energy. 

Iokai Shiatsu

Iokai Shiatsu is 'meridian shiatsu'. Meridians are the energy pathways in your body. Characteristic for Iokai Shiatsu is sincere attention and empathic touch of the therapist. As Iokai Shiatsu therapist I am not only looking at the complaint you may have but at you as a person. I will help you to retain or maintain the best possible overall condition.