The teachers

Fernando Cabo BA. BSc. MSc. Dip Shiatsu is the director and principal teacher at the Professional Shiatsu School. His first regular contact with shiatsu was in the early 90s when he was working at the International Macrobiotic Institute in Switzerland. He enjoyed it so much that he decided to become a professional shiatsu therapist. After doing a few short Zen shiatsu courses in the early 90s, Fernando went on to train professionally graduating in 2001. He has been working with shiatsu and sotai ever since.

He later 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.

Apart from his private practice, he volunteered for five years giving shiatsu to children on dialysis at a Paediatric Hospital. Currently, he works at St Bart's Hospital in London delivering shiatsu to cancer patients. He also volunteers at the Disability Foundation located in the Royal Hospital for Orthopaedic Medicine

These experiences have helped him encounter many different health and wellbeing conditions, and develop his style of shiatsu which he calls

Heisei Shiatsu. Heisei means serene, tranquil, calm, restful, peaceful, quiet. He has included many of his experiences in hospitals in the book he has written on shiatsu: Heisei Shiatsu: Deep shiatsu and the no-pain principle

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.

Isaac Aguaristi, BA. Licensed Massage Therapist, Dip Shiatsu is the anatomy, physiology and pathology teacher at the Professional Shiatsu School. He has been involved in the world of massage for many years and graduated from the Professional Shiatsu School before starting his volunteering first at Whipps Cross Hospital and later at St Bart's Hospital. He holds qualifications in massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, shiatsu, craniosacral therapy and level 3 in Anatomy & Physiology. He is a qualified yoga instructor.