Shaqiri made a surpise move to Stoke City in July 2015 for $25 million dollars and the Swiss international believes he is in better hands at the Britania Stadium than at former club Inter Milan.
Speaking to Swiss newspaper Blick, the 24 year-old revealed the peculiar treatment he recieved while playing under Mancini at Inter.
"One time I was injured and I needed to be ready for a game. They told me that there was a miraculous healer who lived in the mountains."
"I drove for half an hour in a car to have been manipulated by an old man, but he did not help me at all."
"Here [at Stoke City] there are seven physiotherapists, who will examine me everyday: hips, feet, legs. Everything in a professional manner"
The former Bayern Munich man enjoying life in the Premier League, and despite being criticised for joining a percieved 'smaller club' he insists the move to Stoke has exceeded expectations.
"I have heard this story a few times, the most important thing is that I can grow and I can only see this at Stoke City. I am still young. I did not expect that this choice would be such a good one" he said.