Seiki Shiatsu method
Tzvika Calisar was born in 1962 and has been a shiatsu therapist and teacher from 1985. His clinical research and extensive teaching experience led to the development of the Seiki Meridian Shiatsu method. He is the founder & teacher of the Seiki Meridian Shiatsu International association that has centres all over Europe, North and South America, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.
Calisar studied in Tokyo from 1985 for 2 years at the Namikoshi Shiatsu School and Zen Shiatsu at Iokai centre of Master Massunaga. From 1987 until 1990 he was practicing and giving Shiatsu treatments in Kyoto.
Over the next decade he built a network of shiatsu clinics and centres while travelling extensively and giving seminars and workshops throughout Europe.
In 2001-2007 Tzvika returned to Tokyo Japan and was running a Shiatsu school as manager and senior teacher to his Japanese students and further duties included responsibility for the development of the international training curriculum and programs of Shiatsu.
Calisar wrote articles about Shiatsu and Meridian diagnosis that were published in Shiatsu & Oriental magazines around the world and was involved in the writing and translation of few Shiatsu books.
During this decade Calisar became a well-known and highly regarded Shiatsu therapist and instructor in Japan. Simultaneously, he lectured and gave workshops and treatments worldwide at international shiatsu congresses and notable Shiatsu and Chinese medicine schools. His involvement and interaction with shiatsu patients, teachers, therapists and students, in Japan, Israel, England, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Macedonia, Cyprus, India, Thailand, USA, Canada, Argentina and Chile, gave a unique perspective to his research. From this he has developed unique therapeutic approaches for Shiatsu treatment and training.
Tzvika Calisar's research focus was to now shift toward the aspect of Seiki. He continued researching independently and developed the Seiki Shiatsu method. It is based on the two complementary principles: the Yin - empathy and intention from the heart of the therapist and the Yang - the application of accurately angled and continuous pressure. By synchronising the application of pressure with the heart's intention, Seiki Shiatsu reignites and strengthens the patient's internal healing power.
The Seiki flowing through the meridians is able to be stimulated through the network of pressure points (Tsubo) that act as gateways to the energetic body. The therapist unifies and connects with the internal Seiki of the patient and synchronises their intention and actions to its response. This calms the oppositional forces in the body and increases the strength and radiance of the flow of Seiki. Jaki's dysfunctional, negative qualities begin to dissolve in the transformation to life energy.
Every particle in our bodies is absolutely essential to the integrity of our being (the wholeness). Similarly, the essence of our being exists in each and every particle. In attempting to follow this approach to the life processes, Tzvika Calisar discovered the Surrounding Meridian Circulation. The Seiki Meridian Charts he produced show a clear projection of the pathways that enable the deepening of effective treatment and study in manual therapy.