Gabriella gets in contact with Shiatsu for the first time in 1985, because of a physical problem that she overcomes completely after a series of Shiatsu treatments. It is after this experience, that she decides to leave her job in an Agency of the United Nations, where she was holding a consolidated and safe position, to totally dedicate herself to this discipline.
She graduates In 1988 at the Ohashi Institute New York, becoming a Ohashiatsu Instructor. In 1989, she founds, together with a group of Organizers of the Institute, the EUROPEAN SHIATSU INSTITUTE, creating in the same year the Rome Center of the same Institute, that she directs until 2008 and of which she is still a Senior Teacher.
With great dedication Gabriella has always engaged to ensure a high quality training in the Rome Center, also through the enriching contribution of outside world-known Teachers, such as Clifford Andrews, Saul Goodman (with whom she completed the Shin Tai training program), Dianne Connelly, Pauline Sasaki and others.
Among these Teachers, it is Pauline Sasaki who mostly influenced Gabriella’s Shiatsu, becoming her Master and over the years a precious friend. Since 1992, Gabriella studies with her in Italy, Europe and the United States and she takes part in the last seven years of Pauline’s life in a restricted Study Group on her Advanced Quantum Shiatsu®, this revolutionary approach to the energy system becoming her main field of research and experience.
Unfortunately, Pauline leaves us in 2010 and it is at this point that Gabriella decides to share the teachings that Pauline so generously had given her, and her experience in this work, offering, both in Italy and Europe, Workshops on Pauline’s Advanced Quantum Shiatsu.
Gabriella has always been very active in the FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA SHIATSU Insegnanti e Operatori since its foundation in 1990. During all these years, she has performed several charges such as: President, Member of the Executive Board, member of the Institute for Culture. She is at present Member of the Examining Board.