Shiatsu affects the movement of energy in the body. A Shiatsu therapist applies gentle pressure along these meridians and other specific areas of the body to balance the energy as it flows to the organs, glands, muscles, nerves, blood, and throughout the whole body. Additional stretching techniques, massage, and structural release support Shiatsu to achieve harmony within this energy system. The Shiatsu therapist makes use of the simplest and most basic tool of human beings: the hands.
Touch is the essence of Shiatsu. Through the medium of touch, the experienced Shiatsu therapist can activate innate self-healing mechanisms within the client, producing a heightened sense of well being in body, mind and spirit. The Shiatsu therapist aims to normalise the flow of Ki (energy) in the body by applying pressure to obstructed or weak areas. This relieves symptoms and resolves conditions, improving the client’s strength and vitality.
Shiatsu Therapy is exceptionally effective for alleviating a wide spectrum of symptoms such as:
- RSI, shoulder, back & neck problems (including whiplash)
- Hormonal dis-balance
- Digestive problems
- Insomnia, fatigue
- Burn-out and stress