Zen Shiatsu Chicago Faculty: Patrizia Stefanini

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Patrizia Stefanini

Ph. D. Biophysics, Founder ESI

Patrizia Stefanini is the founder of the European Shiatsu Institute in Italy.  She earned her Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of Milan. 

Patrizia became involved in the shiatsu world in 1983, starting out as a student of Ohashi then afterwards Pauline Sasaki. Patrizia’s shiatsu has developed to become rich with references to the fundamental theories of modern Physics, and their relevance to Asian disciplines and philosophies.

Author of numerous articles translated into several languages, she is presently working on research projects which place some of the Quantum Physics and Biophysics theories as the basis of an original human energy model. This work is in collaboration with scientists from the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics in Milan, Italy.