Zen Shiatsu Chicago Faculty: Joanna Flores

Zen Shiatsu Massage School In Chicago

Joanna Flores

L.Ac., Dipl. ABT

Joanna Flores, L.Ac., M.Ac.O.M., Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM) is a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters degree in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been studying Shiatsu with Lindy Ferrigno since 1998 and is certified as an Asian Bodywork Therapist through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been invited to speak for the AOBTA, American Association of Bodywork Therapies of Asia, about her PediStone Reflexology clinic. Joanna completed her undergraduate training at PSU where she worked as an athletic trainer for volleyball and football. She received her Stott Pilates certification in 1998.

Joanna is a certified qigong and meditation instructor through the Ling Gui International Qigong School.

With her rehabilitation background and her passion for stimulating the body’s own healing response, she specializes in low back pain, sacroiliac instability, shoulder joint stabilization and mobilization, weight loss, gastro-intestinal disorders, menopausal symptoms, infertility, dysmenorrhea, and pediatrics. She works with children of all ages, including newborns using various manual therapy techniques including, Tui Na, Shiatsu, and Visceral/neural/vascular manipulation. 

Since 2009, Joanna has fully immersed herself into the Barral Institute’s visceral, neural, joint, and vascular manipulation curriculum and now has over 1000 hours of supervised, hands on instruction and anatomy study from instructors all over Europe and the US. The Barral institute is run by Jean Pierre Barral, DO, and Alain Crobier, DO. They are very skilled practitioners who highly emphasize anatomical knowledge and specificity which allows for advanced techniques of listening to the tissues. Joanna is now a teacher’s assistant for the Visceral and Neural manipulation classes.