Shiatsu Westerpark Amsterdam

Shiatsu Therapy

energy dictates the form of everything…

Although you may sometimes (often?) feel as if you have no energy, your body is in fact made up of energy.

What you do with your energy dictates the way you feel, the quality of your life and the relationships you have with others.

Shiatsu literally means ‘pressure point’ in Japanese. By applying pressure to a point on one of the many channels of vital energy flowing through your body, the flow of energy is stimulated and stagnant energy is unblocked. It is rather like a blocked river, where there is too much water in one place, and less in another.

The energy in the body operates on exactly the same principle; where the energy stagnates, the body becomes weak and painful, and the likelihood of dis-ease is increased.

Private treatments

These treatments can help to deepen your level of self-awareness, affording greater insight, and helping you to develop further.

A private shiatsu treatment is 90 minutes, which includes 15 minutes at the beginning to discuss any dis-ease, and 15 minutes at the end of the treatment where I will give you advice and/or exercises according to what I feel you need at that moment.

SHIATSU is officially recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Health as an important method of healing.


Many Dutch health insurance companies reimburse IOKAI shiatsu treatments. Check the list here (the document is in Dutch).

Preparation Shiatsu Treatment

  • Bring loose clothing to wear during the session e.g. a thin T-shirt and jogging trousers.
  • Do not wear jewelry, body lotion, make-up or perfume.
  • Try not to eat for two hours before the treatment.
  • If you are suffering from anything contagious, such as a cold, please wait until it is over before you make an appointment.
  • Do not take drugs or drink alcohol or coffee before the treatment.
  • Bring along any medication that you are taking.

 Δ First Shiatsu treatment - €85,-
 Δ Private Treatment - €75,-
 Δ 5 Treatments Card - €325,-

Qualified & Registered Therapist

David Lonsdale of Shiatsu Westerpark is a qualified therapist, RBNG Registered Therapist and a member of the Vereniging voor IOKAI Shiatsu Therapeuten (VIS).

 Δ Diploma Zen Shiatsu Therapist
 Δ Diploma European Academy of IOKAI Shiatsu
 Δ Diploma IOKAI Shiatsu Academy The Netherlands

IOKAI member          RBNG member          SCAG member

Sign up for a Shiatsu Therapy treatment here