Shi-atsu, Japanese for 'finger-pressure', can briefly be described as the Japanese style of acupressure. In reality it is much more than that!
The BSF is an independent, professional, national federation. We help people in Belgium to gain access to high quality Shiatsu as a path to inner freedom, choice and holistic health.
As a federation we unite qualified shiatsu practitioners, shiatsu teachers and shiatsu centres. We support and encourage our members to develop their practice and pursue high professionalism and integrity.
Our main goals are: An increased visibility of Shiatsu in Belgium, the official recognition of Shiatsu as a fully-fledged profession and an organisation that is carried and supported by all members.
The Belgian Shiatsu Federation was founded in 1990. We are a professional association, recognized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs 2010. Our organisation connects Shiatsu practitioners, schools, training centers and sympathisers. We aim to make Shiatsu known to a wide audience and to train practitioners in this art and profession. We strive for full recognition of the profession and protection of the professional title in Belgium.
The BSF is member of theh European Shiatsu Federation (ESF) and partner of Missions Shiatsu Humanitaire (MSH).
Shiatsu can help in many different ways.
An Equine Shiatsu treatment can be used in different ways. On the one hand to support the treatment by a veterinary, in order to speed up the healing process. On the other hand, it can be used preventively or accompanying a stressful period.
Shiatsu is gaining more and more fame as a beneficial health care system for people. Now Shiatsu is also available for dogs. Canine shiatsu helps to restore our dog's energy balance. The result is a more balanced character. The shiatsu practitioner listens and adapts to the needs and characters of each individual dog.