About Wilfried / Über Wilfried

Wilfried was born near Cologne, Germany in 1950. After finishing his studies for Western human medicine in Cologne and Berlin (approbation in 1977, medical specialist exam in 1986) he founded the Shiatsu school in Hamburg, Germany in 1987. He was co-founder of the “Gesellschaft für Shiatsu in Deutschland e.V. (GSD)” (the German Society for Shiatsu) when it was established in 1992 and from 2002 on he has been senior teacher of the International Shiatsu school Kiental, Switzerland, as well as director of three European Shiatsu Congresses. Wilfried is the author of many Shiatsu related books like “Yu Sen – Sprudelnder Quell” (Yu Sen – Bubbling Well), “Fünf Wandlungsphasen und zwölf Meridiane” (Five phases and twelve meridians) or “Atlas Shiatsu”. Wilfried is one of the best known and most distinguished representatives of Shiatsu in Europe.


Wilfried Rappenecker wurde 1950 in der Nähe von Köln geboren. Nach dem Studium der Humanmedizin in Köln und Berlin (Medizinisches Staatsexamen 1977; 1986 Facharztprüfung zum Arzt für Allgemeinmedizin) folgte 1987 die Gründung der Schule für Shiatsu Hamburg. 1992 war Wilfried Mitbegründer der Gesellschaft für Shiatsu in Deutschland e.V. (GSD), seit 2002 leitender Lehrer der Internationalen Shiatsu-Schule Kiental sowie dreifacher Direktor des Europäischen Shiatsu-Kongresses. Zudem ist er Autor mehrerer Shiatsu-Bücher wie „Yu Sen – Sprudelnder Quell“, „Fünf Wandlungsphasen und zwölf Meridiane“ oder “Atlas Shiatsu”. Wilfried zählt zu den bekanntesten und profiliertesten Shiatsu-Vertretern im europäischen Raum.

Courses with Wilfried on the ESC 2017

• P#01: Panel Discussion / Podiumsdiskussion
“What is health and what is healing?”

“Was ist Gesundheit und was ist Heilung?”

• WS#32: Workshop
“Deep Contact with Shiatsu”

“Tiefenkontakt in Shiatsu”

• OP#: Open Practice

Wilfried in our Mediacenter

Video: Statement Shiatsu as Therapy
Article: Tiefenkontakt mit Shiatsu


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