The European Shiatsu Congress (ESC) is held every third year. The main goals of the ESC are the exchange, inspiration and communication to support and develop Shiatsu in Europe.

The ESC was founded in Kiental, Switzerland. The first four congresses were also held there. In 2017, Mike Mandl and his team facilitated the fifth ESC in Vienna, Austria.

The ESC 2020 is to be held on the weekend of 4-6 September in the city center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ESC 2020 is organised by the Dutch Shiatsu Platform.

Goals ESC Amsterdam 2020

  • To celebrate Shiatsu together
  • To professionalise shiatsu 
    • technical skills and shiatsu knowledge
    • entrepreneurship 
    • ability to communicate what shiatsu is and has to offer
  • To increase the visibility of shiatsu within society: 
    • general public 
    • public health care organisations
    • complementary health care organisations

ESC 2020 is a collaborative partnership

Dutch Shiatsu Schools

Academie Qing-Bai, Shiatsu School CSMBK, Iokai Shiatsu Opleiding, Hands On Tao Shiatsu Institute en Zen Shiatsu Opleiding.

Dutch Partners

This edition is made possible by Dutch professional shiatsu associations Zhong, Shiatsu Vereniging Nederland,and LVNT.

Shiatsu Platform

Shiatsu Platform keeps it together and is ultimately responsible for the organization of ESC 2020.


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The ESC happens every third year. The main goal: Exchange, inspiration and communication to support and develop the situation of Shiatsu in Europe.

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