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Shiatsu: Welcome


Shiatsu: Welcome


Many people consider Shiatsu when they experience acute or chronic pain or stress and seek to regain balance and health.

In addition to addressing symptoms, Shiatsu takes a holistic approach to health by considering the entire person and striving to promote their overall well-being. By recognizing that physical, emotional, and social factors all play a role in a person's health, Shiatsu aims to restore balance and harmony.

This integrative approach helps individuals achieve optimal health and vitality, leading to a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.

During a Shiatsu therapy session, we focus on both your symptoms and resources.

Symptoms are important signals from your body and mind that help us understand your needs better, and what needs to be transformed to help you feel better and healthier.

A Shiatsu session consists of a comfortable, effective and relaxing treatment, but it also empowers you to take control of your health and wellbeing. You have the option to embark on a journey of self-discovery, understanding your physical and mental processes step by step. Shiatsu helps you take charge of your health and wellbeing.

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Let's start by clarifying what Shiatsu is not. It's not a massage or some mysterious technique from the Far East. 

Rather, it's a comprehensive form of therapy that has been developed over centuries through trial and error.

Shiatsu works on muscles, ligaments, joints, fascia, organs, and viscera through manipulations, breathing, and training. 

It also supports mental well-being by helping to eliminate stress and regulate emotions through relaxation and breathing.

Shiatsu utilizes various models, including Qi (the defining feature of living things and their connection to the environment), Tsubo (specific areas on the body where pressure is applied to relieve tension and pain), Zang Fu (the organs and their functions, including the five solid organs and six hollow organs), Kyo, Jitsu, and others, to understand the relationships between the body, mind, and environment and offer effective treatments.

Additionally, Shiatsu promotes health by identifying a person's resources and finding ways to strengthen them. 

The experiences gained during treatment are then integrated into daily life.


The origins of Shiatsu can be traced back to the practical philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism when Chinese medicine began merging with Japanese physical therapy around 600 A.D. 

Modern Shiatsu has evolved to incorporate physiology, anatomy, pathology, and experience-based treatments. It's now a recognized complementary therapy that encompasses a person's body, mind, and social/emotional context for overall well-being and growth.

Shiatsu treatment is a pleasurable experience that may consist of deep pressure, stretching, self-awareness, and breath regulation. 

The treatment is tailored to your needs, whether they involve muscles, joints, fascia, organs, or your mental and emotional well-being. Depending on your needs, I may also support you with other methods, such as Cupping, Moxa, and GuaSha, as well as restorative training from the same tradition.

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Shiatsu is a complementary therapy recognized by most health insurance policies in Switzerland that is subjected to periodical quality checks. 

This is a partial list of what Shiatsu can be used to treat. Feel free to contact me for more information.


Migraine and other forms of headache.

Musculoskeletal pain

-Neck, shoulder, upper and lower back pain

-Sciatic pain


-Herniated disc 

-Carpal tunnel syndrome 

Chronic exhaustion and fatigue.



Stomach, intestinal and digestive problems.

Menstrual disorders such as primary dysmenorrhea (cramps) or stress-related amenorrhea.


Nervousness, sleep disturbances and anxiety states.

Chronic exhaustion and fatigue.

Eating disorders.

Depression and Burnout.

As complementary support to Bipolar disorder during episodes of mania, hypomania or depression.

As complementary support to ADD and HDHD.


Healing and rehabilitation after illness, sport trauma and operations. 

Pregnancy and the post-partum period.


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Good Life Practice

Welcome to Good Life Practice! I am here to help you improve your physical and mental well-being through a variety of exercises.

Whether you prefer in-person sessions or remote video sessions from the comfort of your home, I can offer you restorative exercises as well as exercises for body and self-awareness.

These practices are rooted in the practical philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism, emphasizing mindful self-observation and movement.

These exercises will improve your posture, aid in sports or injury recovery, reduce stress, enhance your presence, and help you look good!

By practicing together, you can feel and look your best.

Try a first free consultation and discover the benefits of our Good Life Practice for yourself!

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Alice Ginger Zagato, is a professional coach and complementary therapist.

Trained in Vipassana mindfulness meditation since childhood, taking her very first Shiatsu course with Fausta Mascheretti when she was sixteen, little did she know it would one day become her profession.

She has been working on the relationship between body, health, emotions and behavior, developing individual strategies for her clients for over fifteen years now.

After attending General Biology at the University of Milano, she started her career as a Shiatsu IRTE therapist, which was later enhanced by specializing in Chinese Medicine with internships in Kunming, Harbin, and Hainan.

Further studies in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Coaching led to her certification as an NLP master and Systemic Coach. She works and lives in Switzerland cultivating her passions for the Alps and the theater. 

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Shiatsu is a recognized form of complementary therapy in Switzerland, and most health insurance policies provide coverage for Shiatsu treatments as part of their supplementary insurance for alternative/complementary medicine.

However, it's important to check the exact amount of coverage your policy provides before your appointment.

I am recognized by the relevant SGS, ASCA and EMR registries in Switzerland.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged for the treatment.

Thank you.

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Contact Me

Steinengraben 67, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

076 203 57 91

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