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指圧 - Shiatsu ("finger pressure") is a holistic Japanese form of therapy that has a balancing effect on body, soul and spirit. It is based on the meridians (pathways) known from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in which the life energy (Qi/Ki) flows, and has been supplemented with western therapy techniques. The focus is on the person as a whole with their life circumstances and available resources. 


A Shiatsu treatment is a relaxing and at the same time invigorating experience. The treatment takes place on the clothed body, lying on a futon. Through gentle pressure with the hands, thumbs, elbows and knees, as well as stretching and rotation, impulses are given to the energy system along the energy channels (meridians). This can release tension and energy blockages at various levels. At the same time, Shiatsu helps you to improve your own awareness and calm down.


Shiatsu is often effective for:*

Physical discomfort

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Neck, back and shoulder pain

  • Stomach, intestinal and digestive problems

  • Chronic and acute physical complaints without a medical cause

  • Menstrual cramps


Emotional distress

  • Burnout, depression, trauma

  • Nervousness, sleep disorders and anxiety

  • eating disorder

  • States of exhaustion and chronic fatigue


Processes of change

  • Recovery and rehabilitation after illnesses and accidents

  • Pregnancy and the postpartum period

  • Menopause

*The list is not exhaustive


A Shiatsu treatment takes place in comfortable clothing on a futon (traditional Japanese mattress) on the floor. The treatment is based on the preliminary discussion, the individual matter, the energetic assessment, observation and touching of the energetic zones. The course of treatment is tailored individually according to the needs and matter. 



To get a first impression of a Shiatsu treatment, please select the link or click on the image below. 

Link Shiatsu Film Shiatsu Society Switzerland

Further information on

You can find further information about me and my work under “Offer”. Shiatsu treatments are offered in my studio in Zurich in District 6. 

Elena Magami Shiatsu

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