What is shiatsu?

Shiatsu is the Japanese name for a therapy originating from ancient Chinese medicine involving various types of pressure. The Japanese words shi and atsu literally mean ‘finger’ and ‘to press’, respectively. As the name suggests, Zen-shiatsu is a specific type of shiatsu, developed in Japan.


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In modern shiatsu the practitioner does not restrict himself to using finger pressure. He also uses his elbows and knees, for example, to exert a physical pressure that his clients must at all times experience as comfortable.


Costs and coverage

The tariff for a standard zen shiatsu treatment of 75 minutes including diagnostics is € 75.00 incl. VAT. Please notice that these costs are partially covered by most health insurance companies in the Netherlands. For a full overview ( in Dutch ) of reimbursements per company click here.