About Tao Sangha North America

Tao Shiatsu

Miracle Healing Transmitted by Buddhist Monks

What We Do

Shiatsu training at Tao Shiatsu Madison involves the whole person and is seen as a growth process rather than a mere technical training. 

The size of the learning groups are small so that personal attention is given to each student and the teacher can foster the individual characteristics of each trainee. Students learn to develop their sensitivity to others as well as discovering and respecting their own limits. The core of the training involves lots of hands-on work leaving you feeling relaxed and replenished as you practice giving and receiving.


Tao Shiatsu Therapy is a treatment that you can accept and understand from the bottom of your heart.

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Our teachers

Deborah Bachmann

Deborah Bachmann

Born into a hard-working family in the U.S. heartland of Wisconsin, Deborah grew up with an early interest in Japan, health and healing, helping others, and making the world a better place.

She is among the first members who studied Tao Shiatsu and Nembutsu chanting in Kyoto back in the 90s in Ryokyu and Mayu Endo’s living room. Four years of intensive training and immersion in eastern culture clarified for Deb that physical, emotional, social, individual and group symptoms and pains are not separate from each other, that the source of healing is in developing our spiritual heart and health for the benefit of all.

In 2000 she established the Tao Sangha Healing Centre in Madison, WI. Deb’s sincere and humble approach touches hearts and creates good relationships between the Sangha community and it’s neighbors and local organizations. She also enjoys spending time with children, growing flowers and organic vegetables in her garden, and playing ping pong.

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The Tao Shiatsu Madison program is based on the International Tao Shiatsu Society training that is following the teaching of Ryokyu Endo, founder of Tao Shiatsu. Complimentary courses are provided by Tao Shiatsu Madison’s experienced teachers and resource staff.

Tao Shiatsu is energy medicine. Vital life energy or “KI” is in constant movement. Pain and disease result from blockages in the movement of Ki. Tao Shiatsu stimulates your body’s internal healing power by releasing stagnant and toxic Ki, and the restored flow allows for stress, pain and disease to be relieved.



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2330 Willard Ave,
Madison, WI 53704, USA

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
07:30 am to 04:00 pm
By appointment only

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