Why this initiative?
Shiatsu Without Borders aims to connect Shiatsu practitioners all over the world and make them visible - without conditions or obligations - following only this idea: to draw attention to Shiatsu in a focused way, make a strong statement and demonstrate the diversity and spread of Shiatsu in the world.
Why a month?
The original initiative, from the 1990s, was an International Shiatsu Day, which took place in autumn at that time. Although international at that time still referred to Europe, the idea of a common day was not implemented in this form for very long; a common day could not be found after the first few years.
While in most countries, the idea gradually fell away, the initiative remained alive in Austria in a slightly modified form - in order to coordinate the different actions taking place, a Shiatsu Week was created.
Shiatsu Resources Worldwide and the Shiatsu Without Borders Month are different aspects of a larger initiative to make Shiatsu visible and experiential. The thirty day period builds on the previous initiatives as we launch it beyond Europe and create a truly international Shiatsu showcase event.
Why Shiatsu Without Borders Month now?
Shiatsu Without Borders and Shiatsu Resources Worldwide and the recently launched Shiatsu Without Borders Month are different aspects of a larger initiative to make Shiatsu visible and experiential. Shiatsu Without Borders Month builds on and complements the previous initiatives.
Who is invited?
Everyone: All who enjoy the idea of a Shiatsu day, or a longer period, all who follow similar approaches and all those who do not yet follow this idea but who would like to join in.
Get Involved! Tune in to Joanne Faulkner, ESF rep for Irish Shiatsu, and learn how to use social media - for real! Easy to follow steps, lively enthusiasm and love for our shared passion. What's not to like? get involved in the celebrations for Shiatsu Without Borders June month with the European Shiatsu Federation.