Sennin-So Shiatsu is a unique form of shiatsu founded by my grandfather, Sengo Shimizu, and has been handed down from one generation to the next. This is our story...

ABOUT SHIATSU SENNIN-SO


 
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1. IN THE BEGINNING

1. IN THE BEGINNING

My grandfather (Sengo Shimizu) was a Japanese native who emigrated from Japan to the United States, shortly after being married in 1935. Being a skilled farmer, Sengo and his wife, Haruko, set out to start their new life and settled in the fertile valleys of Salinas, California. Continue →

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2. A SEED IS PLANTED

2. A SEED IS PLANTED

During his internment, Sengo developed a bleeding ulcer worrying about his wife and children. Fortunately, he happened to be living with another Japanese-Peruvian man who knew the art of shiatsu. This man offered to help Sengo with his ailment and after a few months he was completely healed. Continue →

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3. RETURNING HOME

3. RETURNING HOME

The planted seed was now growing into something very special. Around the early 1960s, Sengo decided to return to the USA settling down in what is now Seattle’s International District. Instead of farming, Sengo returned with his family to cultivate a new career. Continue →

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4. GENERATION AFTER GENERATION

4. GENERATION AFTER GENERATION

Now moving onto a 3rd generation of practitioners, it is both an honor and privilege to be able to continue this practice and healing tradition. It took me awhile to realize this path, but when I reflect on my family history, my path to shiatsu was very similar to that of my father and my grandfather. Continue →

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BENEFITS


Shiatsu, in general, is a traditional Japanese form of bodywork of which the healing technique is based on restoring balance to the body. "Shi" stands for finger and "atsu" stands for pressure. Illness and disease are thought to result from imbalances in the natural internal flow of energy, or qi (pronounced "chee") through the body.

Shiatsu uses finger and palm pressure to restore and improve the continuity of this flow in order to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.Sennin-So Shiatsu is a unique form of shiatsu founded and developed by my grandfather, Sengo Shimizu, and has been handed down from one generation to the next.


APPOINTMENTS


  • Office hours: Monday through Friday: 7:00-5:00 | Saturdays: 7:00 – 3:00
  • All shiatsu treatment sessions must be scheduled in advance by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 206.399.7804, send e-mail to stan@senninso.com or click on the “booknow!” button for real-time appointment scheduling.
  • For your initial visit, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete intake forms. Click here to read more

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CONTACT US


ADDRESS

Shiatsu Sennin-So – Stan Shimizu, LMP (#MA00020825)
Washington Medical Clinic Building
1605 South Washington Street, Suite # 8
Seattle, WA 98144

CONTACT INFO

To make an appointment or to contact me for further information, you can reach me as follows:

Office: 206.322.2097
Mobile: 206.399.7804
E-mail: stan@senninso.com


REVIEWS

  • Cam R
    Understanding of our body- what it needs, how it communicates, how it "breathes"- is something all of us should be better versed with. My first session was not only an eye-opener, but a general re-boot of what I thought I knew. Stan walked me through everything he did as he did it- allowing me to build up a model in my head that will help me visualize my body and my pain in a much more realistic and usable way. I had been a mild skeptic of "eastern" medicine up to this point. I am impressed.  More reviews →
    Cam R
  • Debbie Hubbell
    My legs were cramping and keeping me up at night which was making it difficult to get a good night sleep. After my visit with Stan my entire body my feels better and I finally slept through the night last night. He gets all of my circulation working the way that it should. My session lasted an hour, and I would love another hour today. It was worth the drive to China town. More reviews →
    Debbie Hubbell
  • Ellen Neel
    Stanley provides "whole" healing; physical, mental, emotionally and spiritually. He pays attention to everything that is going on. More reviews →
    Ellen Neel
  • Doris Westberg
    The best thing I've ever done for myself is to have a monthly Shiatsu by Stan. He is a Master like none other that you'll ever find. Trust me, a 70 yr. old, when I say that nobody does it like Stan. He focus on your aches and pains while leaving you laughing heartily as you walk on air out his front door, back to your car, in all that free parking right outside his office. He's a gift from the gods, a ray of sunshine, among us. I highly recommend that you reach out to Stan, our healing gift! More reviews →
    Doris Westberg
  • Chet McIntyre
    We've been clients for over 40 years and attribute our good health in part to these treatments. Highly recommend to any and all who seek the best shiatsu treatments. More reviews →
    Chet McIntyre