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The Journey of Seiki Shiatsu Vol. 1  

A brief introduction of Seiki Shiatsu based on my understanding from the first lecture of Seiki Shiatsu Workshop in London, February 2019.

Intensely powerful and deep healing can take place by traditional Japanese medical Shiatsu, Seiki Meridian Shiatsu, 生気経絡指圧 .

Sei / 生 means 'life', or 'living', and Ki / 気 is 'energy' or 'life force', and in Chinese it is Qi.

Seiki is the primordial Ki/Qi, or the state of Qi before it divides to Yin / 陰 and Yang / 陽 ☯️; thus Seiki contains all.

Seiki is "the internal spark of primal energy that exists in everyone and is the source of our healing power" *1.

In oriental medicine, all the disease and imbalances are due to the excess, or deficiencies of Yin and Yang in the person. By connecting to Seiki which sleeps deep in the person, their own internal healing force, which transcends Yin and Yang, is awakened; therefore, they can heal themselves.

Seiki can be accessed through the person’s unique Tusbo/pressure points which are discovered by the trained practitioner. The locations of Seiki points/Tsubos and Meridians are not fixed or static as acupuncture points or the Meridians in the chart you usually see. They move and are in constant flow just as what real life is.

They are also unique to each individual, and the locations and depth differ from each person. Therefore, the practitioner needs to approach each point as an entirely new encounter; they cannot expect the one Seiki point to be in the same place as others.

Seiki practitioners learn how to find the patient's Seiki by first connecting to their own Seiki through their own heart, developing right intention, mental focus, and learning how to apply pressure to the patient’s Tsubo/pressure point with correct posture with the right movement which originates from the lower abdomen/tanden/dan tien. Everything including direction, gaze, angle, focus, intention, the positioning of the practitioner and receiver’s body, and connection of the mind, heart and body, need to be one and precise to find Seiki.

Seiki Meridian Shiatsu

It is a Japanese traditional medical Shiatsu, acupressure therapy, developed by Tzvika Calisar.

Tzvika Sensei / 先生, who is originally form and currently based in Israel, has over thirty-five years of experience in practising and teaching Shiatsu.

He also lived in Japan, studied, practised and taught various styles of Shiatsu for over a decade in Japan.

He frequently travels to teach Seiki Shiatsu worldwide including Europe and the UK.

Information on Seiki Meridian Shiatsu, visit https://www.seikishiatsu.org

For regular workshops in London, contact Mario de Sousa, https://www.facebook.com/mariothesousa

Note: The article is about my journey based on my experience of training Seiki Meridian Shiatsu which I have started in February 2019. Although I mention some theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Shiatsu which have references to specific sources, it is entirely subjective of my personal view and understandings.


1. https://www.seikishiatsu.org

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