Shiatsu is a true holistic therapy that combines the Western perspective of muscles and fascia with the Eastern philosophy of energy and channels. A Shiatsu therapist’s goal is to address the root of the problem affecting not only the muscles, fascia and blood flow, but the health and productivity of one’s organs. A good Shiatsu therapist will assess the body on multiple levels; physical, energetically, emotionally, psychologically, as well as diet and lifestyle. Bringing the body back into equilibrium is necessary for optimal performance.
Shiatsu is flowing, improvisational and rhythmic, alternating between gentle stretches and strong acupressure point-treatment to release stagnation, increase blood and fluid flow, all while allowing the body to open and expand -- bringing the body back into equilibrium that is necessary for optimal performance.
Clients report that they feel nurtured, “put together,” deeply relaxed, energized and in less pain following a shiatsu treatment. Shiatsu is appropriate for all ages and body types. The receiver wears soft comfortable clothing and no oils are used.
Shiatsu can be used for relaxation, stress/anxiety reduction, muscle and joint issues, including injury recovering, and internal organ dysfunction, among other concerns.