We are all aware that we are living in a historical period in which there is confusion about education in ethical and moral values, as well as those relating to well-being and quality of life.

Many people feel disoriented and in difficulty realizing their present and even less their future, with the constant feeling of having to survive rather than live their existence.

The press, television and in general the majority of mass media and social networks often do not help people in this search, both personal and collective, for well-being.

Yet lately, as a reaction to this pernicious trend, there are numerous initiatives aimed at raising public awareness, to bring the main objective back to a dialogue that is expressed through the body and awareness, aimed at rediscovering well-being as the first fundamental resource .

After devastating events such as famines, wars and the recent pandemic, experiences of Shiatsu in the social sphere have multiplied in places of profound hardship, in charity and support activities from natural disaster events.

We are talking about projects such as ISD (International Shiatsu Day), already in its third edition:

and Shiatsu volunteer projects in countries such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico and Lebanon:

Furthermore, projects to support populations affected by earthquakes and floods, through active volunteering organized on site, carried out in collaboration with health facilities.

Continuous experiences now lasting twenty years and others contingent on the aforementioned natural events, which demonstrate (if there was still a need), how Shiatsu and more generally holistic disciplines, can and should be considered fundamental for achieving well-being.

With Shiatsu a special and personal channel of communication is used, especially with people who find themselves in both physical and mental difficulty, in the case of events that produce trauma, resulting in anxiety and depression.

In this way, a valid support is created, aimed at restoring energetic vitality and with the attention, presence and active listening of the operator, the internal resources of the recipient are re-established.

For this reason, Shiatsu is particularly requested in the social and healthcare fields and is also recommended for children, the elderly, disabled people and their families, as well as for social and healthcare workers in contact with these categories defined as “fragile”.

The dialogue expressed through acupressure on the body, carried out with the Shiatsu practice, defines a human encounter between the two people involved, with benefits produced with a non-verbal code, but of deep, delicate and attentive contact with active listening.

Shiatsu falls into the category of non-verbal communication, which has the great advantage of expressing itself in a neutral field, without extreme polarizations, creating a sincere and spontaneous dialogue.

Both subjects can find themselves simply as human beings, without adding other elements.

With its gentle and loving touch, Shiatsu takes care not only of the recipient’s body, but also of his soul.