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
Apart from his private practice, he volunteered for many years giving shiatsu to children on dialysis, and currently, he is a volunteer in an NHS hospital where he helps cancer patients cope with some of their symptoms and side effects of the treatment.
At the hospital, he has conducted research on shiatsu for pain management in cancer patients.
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 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.
Fernando has recently introduced shiatsu to a private neurorehabilitation hospital and is the author of three published research papers on shiatsu.