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Pacific: from medicine to Shiatsuwith Dr Karine Favresse

Pacific: from medicine to Shiatsu
with Dr Karine Favresse

Shiatsu travels all over the world and it is Dr Karine Favresse who offers us her adventure in the Pacific. On a sailboat, she travels the islands and has been offering her services as a doctor and shiatsushi for several years now. In this not-to-be-missed interview, she shares all the things she does there.

Mission for the children of Bodhgaya – North India

Mission for the children of Bodhgaya – North India

Marc Van Espenhoudt loves India. As a sponsor of two children in Bogdhaya, he decided to go to their school to train all the children and teachers in the basics of Shiatsu. An experience that enlightened his life and his vision of Shiatsu.

Training refugees in Malawi

Training refugees in Malawi

The refugees in Dzaleka camp in Malawi have no future. 40.000 people live in this camp. Ivan Bel, Julia Lemers and César Monseigneur decided to teach Shiatsu free of charge to a class of volunteers in order to teach them the basics of this technique. An adventure that should last several years.

Shiatsu dispensary in Occitania

Shiatsu dispensary in Occitania

You don’t have to go to the end of the world to be a humanitarian. The Tao Centre in the south-west of France has opened a Shiatsu and oriental treatment centre for the disadvantaged. A good example of what we can do in our own countries.

Sharing Shiatsu in Mongolia: just for the fellowship

Sharing Shiatsu in Mongolia: just for the fellowship

Lionel Bitan was on a trip in Mongolia. Practitioner and shiatsu teacher, he started to give some treatments and then, never stopped during three weeks. An original adventure where shiatsu is the key word for fraternity.

Nilsa Eberhart: emergency Shiatsu in Puerto-Rico

Nilsa Eberhart: emergency Shiatsu in Puerto-Rico

Nilsa Herberart is a very committed Shiatsu practitioner in Puerto Rico. She tells us in detail about the terrible earthquake that hit the country. All the practitioners were immediately on the front line to provide care to the people in distress.

France -> Vietnam, Da Lat

France -> Vietnam, Da Lat

Jean-Michel Pauly left with the Toulouse School of Chinese Medicine on a humanitarian mission in Vietnam, in Da Lat. It is with the children of the Ni Viện Nguyên Không orphanage, in a monastery run by incredible nuns, that his adventure is taking place.

Mission : France -> Congo, Brazzaville

Mission : France -> Congo, Brazzaville

Marie-Joëlle Rose went to the Republic of Congo, in the capital Brazzaville, with only her hands and Shiatsu as a tool. For two years she trained blind people who were thus able to escape from poverty by discovering a new way of life.

Mission : France -> Bénin, Cotonou

Mission : France -> Bénin, Cotonou

Since 2016 AIST has been sending missions once or twice a year to Benin to develop shiatsu in this country. Discover the missions that have already been carried out with passion in Cotonou and elsewhere. The aim is to transmit family level shiatsu and to treat people in medical centres, orphanages and charities.

Mission FRANCE -> SÉNÉGAL, Saly-Mbour (FR)

Mission FRANCE -> SÉNÉGAL, Saly-Mbour (FR)

In 2019, under the direction of Stéphane Bourguignon, a mission of 5 people went to Saly in Senegal, 90Km south of Dakar the capital. The aim was to discover Shiatsu and its effectiveness in the field. During one week, they had access to the dispensary of M’Bourg to treat dozens of people and to make discover Shiatsu to the local population.

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