XIBOA stands for "chi-body-awareness", but also for „good energy“ and refers to the flow of our body’s Chi along the meridians, as it is taught since thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
The concept of XIBOA was initiated with the objective to enrich our daily life with more awareness for our body and the Chi that flows through, between and around us. Through holistic bodywork, interweaving emotional, somatic and organic areas, XIBOA emphasizes the sensitization of balancing our body's energetic levels.
As a graduated "Zen Shiatsu practitioner for wellbeing & personality support", I have worked in Berlin, Mallorca, Lisbon, Sintra, Vila Nova de Milfontes and other beautiful places since 2016. I give Zen Shiatsu massages and Chi-Flow classes at my studio, at co-working spaces and wellbeing-events. I have co-organized retreats myself and I'm always interested in collaborations.
Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese massage that works with the flow of meridians and accupressure points (TCM). Shiatsu sessions are mostly relaxing, destressing or vitalizing and can release blocked emotions or pains. Shiatsu can help you to get rid of physical discomforts and balance you emotionally.
The benefits of a Shiatsu massage can be felt on many levels. It activates your blood circulation, unblocks tense muscles, eases deep tissue and balances your energetic streams, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine is seen as essential for a healthy organism and a vital life.
Most of my clients say they are able to focus better and feel their body more harmonized and present after a Shiatsu session. Continuous treatments can be very supportive in times of transition or personal development. Each session is an individual approach – based on what your body needs.
„This is a truly beautiful experience.
It‘s so much more than a massage, I really feel much lighter and happier. Thank you for rebalancing me, time and time again!“
– Liz Sharma, Lisbon
Chi Flow is a modern interpretation of traditional movements from Qigong, Tai Chi, Makko-Ho and other Asian exercises that activate the flow of energy in the entire body.
The mix of stretching and meditative movements support a healthy breathing rhythm, a more balanced flow of your body‘s energy and a more focused mind – with a long-term effect.
It was developed as "Chi Concept" by my Shiatsu teacher Jochen Knau himself, practicing Aikido and Zen-Shiatsu in Berlin for more than 20 years.
"Even a tense person is a relaxed person whose attention lies only in the tension."
– Jochen Knau,
Institut für Harmonische Bewegung, Berlin
Zen Shiatsu practitioner for health, wellbeing & personality support
In summer 2016 I met Jochen Knau, who teaches Zen-Shiatsu, Chi-Concept and Aikido at his Institute in Berlin for almost 20 years. When I decided to learn Shiatsu with him, my life changed for good. One year later, I had learned a lot and graduated as a “Health Practitioner of Zen Shiatsu – for wellbeing & personality support”.
In the process of leaning Shiatsu, learning about Zen philosophy and also more about myself, I decided to move from Berlin to Lisbon in March 2017.
Since then, I offer private Zen Shiatsu massages at my home studio, at offices or in nature – sometimes at events or festivals. I also give workshops or classes of
I co-organize holistic bodywork events and retreats within a collective of other body workers.
The first exchange-retreat by the collective was held in Sintra, Portugal in October 2018, where we shared our diverse knowledge and exchanged guided workshops and experiences related to our work field, to inspire and learn from each other. –