The teachers

Fernando Cabo BA. BSc. Dip Shiatsu is the director and principal teacher at the Professional Shiatsu School. After doing a few short Zen shiatsu courses in the early 90s, Fernando graduated as a professional in 2001 and has been working with shiatsu and sotai ever since.

He then trained first as instructor, and then as a teacher of shiatsu

and sotai. He has been training professionals since 2004.

In 2008 he decided to study Namikoshi shiatsu and was examined

by Matsuko Namikoshi, former director of the Japan Shiatsu College

in Tokyo.

He moved to London in 2010 to open his own practice, and in 2012, he opened the Professional Shiatsu School. From his experiences working with seated shiatsu at offices and events, seeing people with many different types of health problems, and working on a table in gyms and hospitals, he has developed his own shiatsu style which he calls

puro or professional shiatsu.

He has conducted workshops on shiatsu to treat back pain, constipation and on Chinese dietitics in the UK, the Netherlands and Spain. His development of abdominal shiatsu was much admired when he presented it in the Netherlands.

He was the main organiser of the International Shiatsu Congress 2016 in London.

He is very involved in doing voluntary work and encourages his students to do the same. He was a volunteer at Whipps Cross Hospital where he took part in the writing of a research paper into the effects of shiatsu on complaints presented by cancer patients, such as anxiety, neuropathy, fatigue, oedema, etc.


This has led to the introduction of shiatsu in St Bart's hospital where he now leads a team of shiatsu therapists conducting research into shiatsu for pain management in cancer patients.

His experiences as a volunteer and his interest in research have led him to get together with like-minded colleagues to set up the shiatsu research institute.