Shiatsu is a holistic manual therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Receiving shiatsu benefits your physical well-being as well as your psychological, emotional and spiritual sense of self.
After a Shiatsu session you are most likely to feel grounded, a deep sense of relaxation and reconnected to your inner self.
During a Shiatsu session you may wear loose comfortable clothing or may receive Shiatsu therapy while covered by a sheet. Shiatsu can be performed on a futon at floor level, on a padded table or when necessary, in a chair.
Benefits of Shiatsu
Shiatsu techniques help to reduce and relieve aches and pains, promote mobility and calm the mind.
When applying slow, rhythmic pressure to areas of the body, a shiatsu treatment will activate the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system (rest and digest). This has a positive effect on both the regulation of the digestive system and function of the immune system. Muscle and fascial stretching, joint mobilization and breath coordination techniques improve blood and lymphatic circulation. During the practice of Shiatsu, the therapist facilitates the flow of Ki. Rather like an acupuncture treatment, except without needles, shiatsu helps to promote the body’s ability to regulate organ function.
Shiatsu Therapy can treat
• Headaches and chronic Migraines
• Acute and chronic Inflammation
• Nerve pain (neuralgia)
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Whiplash and TMJ
• Rotator cuff injury
• Piriformis syndrome and Sciatica
• Repetitive strain injury
• De quervain’s tenosynovitis and carpel tunnel syndrome
Shiatsu can also benefit
• Childbirth preparation
• Postpartum recovery
• Balance and coordination
• Idiopathic myofascial pain
• Depression and Anxiety disorder