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"Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically,
if we are willing to listen."

- Shakti Gawain.



What is Shiatsu Massage?

Shiatsu therapy is an ancient form of oriental medicine dating back 5000 years to the beginning of acupuncture. It is a traditional Japanese healing art, which literally translated means finger pressure, and is primarily concerned with creating and maintaining a healthy balanced state on all levels.

It is designed to heal and promote health by influencing and improving the state of transmitted energy in the body. Pressure is applied with the hands, elbows, knees and feet along the meridian line. Meridians are pathways through which the Qi (energy) and blood circulate.

An imbalance in a person's vital energy may manifest itself as a back problem, a headache, a mental depression or in many other ways. By working along the meridian line the practitioner summons energy to the place most in need and disperses it from the area where it is congested. Stimulating specific points on to the body surface, it reacts to the factors of the illness and effects a change in the energy balance.

How can it help me?

Shiatsu massage stimulates blood circulation and the flow of energy through the body, flushing away toxins, boosting the immune system and bringing a healthy and lasting glow to the skin. Shiatsu will relax you while bringing clarity of thought, it helps prevent the accumulation of daily stresses and allows us to manage anxiety-induced symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, mood swings, low immunity and some bowel disorders.

Shiatsu massage has been demonstrated to help with the following types of disorder:

  • Rheumatism and arthritis
  • Back ache and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Joint and muscular pain
  • Sprains and muscle pulls
  • Menstrual and uro-genital complaints
  • Circulatory problems
  • Parkinson's Disease symptoms
  • Digestive disorders, IBS and Candida
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sinusitis and breathing problems
  • Sleep disorders and insomnia
  • Rehabilitation after operations, injury or illness
  • Cravings, compulsions and addictions

To read more information about Shiatsu, please visit shiatsu.org (opens in a new browser window.)



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