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I find it fascinating that the methods of Shiatsu enable a deep activation and connection between body, spirit and soul, giving clients the necessary room for personal expansion and development.
During my biology studies and research activities in ecology at the University of Zürich I began in 1995 to practice the martial art of aikido and have reached 3.Dan Aikikai Tokyo. Through teaching aikido to adults and children for the last fifteen years I have learnt to perceive the energy of both myself and others and, central to my praxis, I have deepened my insight of healthy movement from a strong center.
Between 2002 and 2005 I completed the major part of my shiatsu studies at the ESI (European Shiatsu-Institute). During a six months stay in Japan I studied with Katsuhisa Kanda, an acupuncturist and shiatsu therapist and assisted him in one of his shiatsu courses. Thereafter I mostly treated friends and acquaintances.
2015 I left my job and finally had the freedom to complete my shiatsu education. Since august 2016 I am diplomated shiatsu therapist at the ESI and member of the Shiatsu Verband Schweiz SGS, as well as accredited by Asca und EMR and thus by most health insurances. Currently I am studying for the 'Branchenzertifikat KomplementärTherapeutin OdA KT'.
Due to work and family I did not have enough time to devote to finishing my shiatsu training until recently, although I have been practicing since 2002. I am therefore very pleased to be working in Niki and Hideto’s studio and looking forward to sharing and expanding my experience.
My philosophy of life I developed through the practice of aikido: to stay centered, quiet and unintentional, open to what might come and responding adaptively. As shiatsu therapist I practice the same internal and external mindset; centered, in contact with myself, and openly perceiving the interaction with my client, engaging in an energetic dialogue through touch. Every encounter is unique, be it on the aikido mat or the shiatsu futon and every instance requires and challenges my intuition and spontaneity.