Shiatsu TherapyClinical Shiatsu is a deep body of therapeutic work that functions on levels from physical muscles, organs and tissues to energetic and beyond. This page discusse the many aspects of this complex and deeply healing form of holistic therapy. It's origins are from Japan and China. It is a retreat for your mind and body, literally.
Clinical Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy with Chinese Medicine diagnosis and acu-pressure(2) working on the energetic pathways (3) within the body. In Japanese, Shiatsu literally means finger pressure but that's a very large simplification of a sophisticated comprehensive system.
Physically, the hands-on process involves the use of fingers, palms elbows and knees to release tight body structures(1) as these block energy flows and often cause pain. It is quite rhythmic, opening, releasing and very soothing. This is where your body is able to let go of deeply held tensions and process (thoughts, emotions, traumas, etc). This state of deep release is a very beneficial for your nervous system in as much as it calms the stress hormones (adrenaline) responsible for the natural fight or flight modes.
Shiatsu and Chinese medicine work on many levels, starting from the physical (muscles sprains, injuries and physical pain), organs (digestion issues, urination problems, breathing, etc)
(sense of connection to neighbourhood, family, grounding i.e.connection to body), emotions right through to spiritual connection (belonging, sense of connection to devine, deep contentedness, inner knowing, peace, connection to your higher self) .... getting right to the root cause of the problem. A truly holistic therapy.
Shiatsu therapy is comprehensive, enjoyable and able to bring natural relief to many many ailments and illnesses from:
headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, muscle pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder,
cramps, heart palpitations, muscle tightness, injury recovery.
digestion problems, sight weakness, sinus congestion, lack of energy, insomnia, fluid retention, fertility, immune system weakness, recovery from surgery, chronic fatigue.
Headaches, migraines, palpitations, ungroundedness, over excitement, sleep problems.
Anxiety, depression, grief, low moods, and many many others.
It is difficult to list all of them as it is akin to listing what a good diet may benefit.... all of you and in every way. It's just that basic and that profound.
Shiatsu helps correct and restore balance in the disrupted or blocked energy flows. Organs work less because they are more efficient, thoughts are clear because the mind is nourished and has
appropriate resources available enabling you to experience life’s challenges with ease and far greater resilience.
Finally at the conclusion of your session we address diet via nutritional advice and lifestyle factors.
Shiatsu is truly a holistic therapy that is dynamic, effective and gentle.
Treatment is performed on a comfortable low mat while you are fully clothed.
Why not check my Questions and Answers (FAQ) page. It is here.
90 minutes $110,
120 minutes $210 or
60 mins for $85.
Most sessions are 90 minutes because there is quite a lot to fit in to a Shiatsu treatment. Trust me, 90 minutes will go like a flash.
Having said that, if, however you only have an hour then I will do my best to care for you within that timeframe. We can always continue at a follow up session when you have more time.
If you are particularly weak then it is more appropriate to have a number of short treatments.
Should you have strict time constraints please mention this at the start as generally I prefer to complete what we set out to do even if that means going a little longer. This happens in most sessions and I do not charge for that.
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(1) Structures being muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, intestines and other organs.
(2) Acupressure points are also known as acupuncture points. These have various functions in manipulating or controlling energetic flows known as Qi, Blood and body fluids. They do this either directly or by affecting the function of glands and other organs. The use of acupoints falls under Chinese medicine theoretical systems such as the 5 element model, 3 Burner model and so on where their functions as systemised and understood underpinned by 3000 years of research, development and careful observation by thousands and thousands of practitioners.
(3) Energetic pathways is a generic term meaning Meridian Channels on which acu points (acupuncture points) mark critical places. Stimulating these points affects the connected organs and or processes within the body.