Florence Robatche-Salanave Shiatsu Therapist View Florence's profile on Linkedin

Florence Robatche-Salanave
Shiatsu Therapist

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Florence was born in France with family roots in both Vietnam and India. Throughout her life, she has tried to reconcile and balance these influences along her personal journey. Florence started by studying Japanese in Paris and then went on to work in the luxury hospitality industry where she cultivated her love for multicultural environments and helping others.

Florence’s curiosity for life's energy and meaning led her on a seven year journey to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as the art of shiatsu, a holistic massage therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. Shiatsu, which originated in Japan but founded in the principles of TCM, focuses not just on the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being. Florence is a certified practitioner with the European Iokai Shiatsu Association (E. I. S. A.) in Geneva as well as the French Federation of Traditional Shiatsu (Federation Française de Shiatsu Traditionnel). She also holds a diploma in acupuncture from the National Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in France.

The aim of Florence's shiatsu practice is to help balance energy flows, relieve pain and reconnect people to their inner self. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness, and more importantly, help to maintain health and well-being. Florence has had great results working on clients experiencing sleep disorders, anxiety, overwhelm, problems with fertility and menopause.


“I was 38 and had been trying to have a first baby for several years. I had been diagnosed with a severe endometriosis and after seeing many doctors and therapists, I felt hopeless. This is when a school friend of mine introduced me to Florence. After a couple of sessions, she changed my mindset from a biologic point of view to an oriental medicine perspective on birth. She supported me and gave me hope again. Three months later, I was pregnant! And since then, I gave birth to two other children! Florence changed my life and I’m forever grateful for meeting her.” - Geraldine

“I have suffered from severe insomnia and compulsive gambling for many years. I tried many behavior therapies with no result. I constantly struggled with myself. A good friend of mine suggested that I try shiatsu with Florence. I had no idea what it was about and was quite skeptical at first that a body massage could help me. During the first session, I immediately felt a sense of relief and soon fell deep asleep like I hadn’t in years. So I came back  a second time and then regularly. Over six years. Florence’s shiatsu not only allowed me to regain my sleep. She helped me build a balanced way of life, and then maintain it.” - Philippe