The European Shiatsu Institute, or ESI, for short, was founded in 1989. After seven years of organisational and teaching work for the Ohasi Institute, ex-members  formed a group, thus giving rise to the European School. Since then, ESI has been represented in a total of 13 cities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, running its own educational programme.

ESI is one of the oldest Shiatsu schools in Europe. It stands for many years of experience and continuity paired with change and further developments.

The ESI training is recognized by the respective national Shiatsu associations. There are differing requirements by the professional associations in regards to particular contents as well as to the extent of the training in the different countries. These requirements are fulfilled by our institutes in their respective countries.