Education and further training
I am a qualified Shiatsu therapist and hold the OdA KT branch certificate as a complementary therapist. I completed my 4-year training at the Ko-Schule für Shiatsu in Zurich. I have the EMR quality label and health insurance recognition. I am an active member of the Swiss Shiatsu Society (SGS).
Training as a Shiatsu therapist
Ko-Schule für Shiatsu in Zurich, April 2013-May 2017.
Basic training in Western Medicine
Biomedica Glattbrugg, www.biomedica.ch, October 2014-June 2015
Certificate Shiatsu Wellness Practitioner
Ko-Schule für Shiatsu in Zurich, September 2014
Embodied Life Mentorship Programme
3-year training in Zen meditation, Focusing and Feldenkrais with Zen teacher and Feldenkrais trainer Russell Delman www.russelldelman.com 2011-2014
Since then regular practice in Zen Meditation and Focusing as well as meditation retreats, especially with teachers of the Meditation Centre Beatenberg.
"I work with joy and passion as a Shiatsu therapist. Profound expertise, an open heart and appreciation for my fellow human beings are the basis of my Shiatsu
Janine Messerli, *1967
I have always been interested in how people shape and cope with their lives: As a journalist, I have portrayed people in a wide variety of life circumstances. As a student of literature and folklore, I researched how people cope with the fate of illness. As a media spokesperson and head of public relations at Addiction Suisse, I learned a lot about how those affected and society deal with addictions.
In midlife, my desire to work more personally and directly with people became strong. I got involved in voluntary refugee work and started training in bodywork (Feldenkrais), Zen meditation and self-awareness (Focusing) with Russell Delman. There I discovered my joy in bodywork and also learned a wholesome way of dealing with difficult emotions and situations.
Since the beginning of 2016 I have been working as a self-employed Shiatsu practitioner, and since 2017 as a health insurance-approved therapist. In addition, I work 2.5 days a week in my original profession as a communication manager in the cultural sector (Translation House Looren).
Accompanying people on their way with Shiatsu fulfils me and gives me pleasure again and again. In doing so, I focus on the potential and resources of a person. Empathy, interest and appreciation for my fellow human beings as well as the belief that we are basically whole even with our complaints form the basis of my therapeutic work.