Have you ever wondered what Asian medicine is? Come join us on a fun journey to find out how the Japanese people look at the body and the emotions.

The origin of Shiatsu came from Chinese medicine. It was started around 300 to 500 BC by the Yellow Emperor, Huangdi, in China. Following that, it traveled over to Japan around 700 to 800 AD, where it fused with Anma Japanese massage. It was practiced and further developed by the blind people in Japan, eventually evolving into Shiatsu in the 1940s thanks to a man called Tokujiro Namikoshi. He started one of the first Shiatsu colleges and due to his efforts, the technique was nationally recognized by the government as a way of healing. One of his students, Shizuto Masunaga, brought Shiatsu back to its traditional Eastern medicine roots and its philosophical framework. Today, it is called a holistic approach. In Shiatsu, they look at the person as a whole: emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and how this works together. It differs greatly from Western medicine in the approach. The West looks at a disease as something isolated and so, they focus only on how to cure it without looking at the whole background which caused it (lifestyle, food, emotions). Shiatsu, on the other hand, looks at the person as a whole, together with its environment, in hopes of keeping the body healthy and the mind clear to prevent disease. So, it could be called a way of using ancient knowledge in a modern context.Come find your original blueprint! Connect with your body, touch others and take the first steps to feel ki.If you want to join the Zen-Shiatsu workshop, be quick to sign up. There is a limit on how many people will experience this event. Of course, you're welcome to come and see and learn from it. If it strikes your fancy, you may also want to check out the lecture event "Eastern Medicine in Anime and Daily Life," which will be given on Friday.

Please note, for the participants there is a dress code. Stretchy sports or wide clothing, no armor!
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