I am a student who has recently started a course in complementary therapies at The University of Derby. I chose to study the Shiatsu pathway and this book has shown me why that was a good decision. It explains things clearly without patronising the reader. It also uses over 370 figures to illustrate techniques, meridians and so on, to re-enforce what the author has written. I also have to agree with 'Healing Spirit', the self shiatsu section is very useful, after all, how can you practice shiatsu effectively if you feel terrible yourself. Also, it's great value and I've found, delivered quickly by Amazon.