Essential reading for all shiatsu practitioners and students who want to deepen their practice, and a rich, rewarding read for anyone interested in Eastern approaches to life and healing... A fantastic insight into Masunaga and his shiatsu legacy. An inspirational book, not only for the history of the therapies involved, but also for the dynamism of both man and techniques. Great to learn about this vibrant, gentle, new concept of seiki... Such an enlightening read, this book offered a rich insight into the history of shiatsu and it was fascinating to learn about the author's interaction with Masunaga, who had such a big influence in the history of this therapy. I really enjoyed this book.
KIKAI (Belgian Shiatsu Magazine)
This is a book to have to keep reading and re-reading!
Paul Lundberg, Co-founder of The Shiatsu College (UK) and author of The Book of Shiatsu
I found this book inspirational - a richly textured and generous guide that coherently explains the Japanese healing tradition and, for the first time in a Western language, sets Shiatsu in its full historical context. Following Kishi's personal journey it explores, through his penetrating insights, the subtle interior processes and paradoxes of healing and reveals Seiki as a potent yet simple and natural way of harmony at the centre of the tradition.
Clifford Andrews BSc PGCE PCE MRDD T, international Shiatsu teacher and founder of newenergywork.com
In this extraordinary book, Akinobu Kishi shares with us the history of Shiatsu in Japan, his experience of working with Masunaga and his own spiritual development. This book will be fascinating reading for all Shiatsu and Seiki practitioners.