There are numerous Shiatsu schools, styles and Masters. In this page, I only refer to the ones I had the great opportunity to follow their teaching.
Kawada sensei graduated from the Nippon Shiatsu School where he was taught by Takujiro Namikoshi, Shizuto Masunaga and Tadashi Izawa. Teacher and director of the Yoseido Shiatsu School (Belgium) and 4th year teacher at the Nederlandse School for Klassike Shiatsu.
His teaching is based on the book of traditional medicine in the Far East: “The Classic of Internal Medicine of the Yellow Emperor and the laws of transformations expressed in the “I-King”.
His specialisations: the study of the 12 main meridians and 8 vessels curious to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
A. Nash studied biometabolism at the European Laboratory for Nutrition and Nutrients with Professor Drs. E.F. Vogelaar, in Utrecht. In 1981 he studied Shiatsu with Yoshinori Miyashita in Amsterdam. That year he also obtained his medical diploma of the N.V.G.N. in Amsterdam. In 1983 he began his practice of Footreflexology, “Healing” Do-In and Shiatsu in Lisse, in the Netherlands. He also studied Shiatsu with Yoshinori Miyashita, Sensei Yuichi Kawada and Kazunori Sasaki. In 1988 he obtained the Japanese diploma cum laude and founded the Ducth school for classical Shiatsu (N.S.K.S.) in The Hague.
N. VAN DER MARK
Niek van der Mark graduated from the "Nederlandse School voor Klassieke Shiatsu" (Dutch School for Classical Shiatsu), in The Hague, 1997. He followed several psychological and philosophical trainings and courses like: "Homeopatisch Denken" (The Homeopathic Way Of Thinking), "Cosmische Meditatie" (Cosmic Meditation), "Universeel Denken" (Universal Thought), and the professional two-year training for Tarotist. Over the years, as a numerologist, he has developed a unique system of the Numeroscope (horoscope based on numerology). Together with Shiatsu diagnosis, this gives a thorough insight in one’s energy system.
Bernard BOUHERET is a physiotherapist, practitioner and teacher of therapeutic Shiatsu (Paris-Fr).
His journey is part of a family tradition of "Eastern researchers".
From an early age, he practices martial arts (judô). In 1977, he met Shiatsu, in parallel with his physiotherapy studies.
He deepened his knowledge by training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), then left for Japan in 1981 in the Hakko school of Master Okuyama where he obtained his diploma as a practitioner of Koho Shiatsu and a professor of yawara (traditional jujitsu).
Upon his return, he continued the martial path through Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong.
He has been teaching Shiatsu since 1987. In 2002, he founded SeiShiatsuDô which he passed on within the E.S.T. in order to share his experience and his sensitivity to all those who want to take the path of "sincere Shiatsu" as manual energy treatment.