Shiatsu is a non-invasive and relaxing form of bodywork from Japan, that can help to reduce stress and contribute to overall wellbeing, thus having both preventative and remedial effects. The literal translation for “shiatsu” is finger pressure which acts on the acupoints, as utilised in acupressure and acupuncture. However shiatsu also balances the body by mobilising the meridian system using gentle pressure, holding and stretching.
Shiatsu has been proven beneficial in the treatment of a wide rage of internal, musculoskeletal and emotional conditions. These include insomnia, stress and holding tension in the muscles, through to more serious pathologies such as Parkinson’s, Muscular Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, COPD and cancer.
Using a holistic approach to treat the mental, emotional and physical aspects of the individual, shiatsu can be used to treat a wide range of acute or chronic conditions as well as enhance general vitality and wellbeing. Shiatsu is known for its ability to reduce stress, anxiety and tension, support healthy sleep patterns, alleviate pain, improve circulation and boost the immune system. Shiatsu has also been seen to reduce muscle stiffness, aid alignment, stimulate the skin, aid digestion support the immune system, calm he nervous system and reduce anxiety.
Basic Theory of Practise
Health, whether it be physical, mental or emotional, is an expression of balance, and disease is viewed as a physical expression of an imbalance within the body. When the body has balance between the Yin and Yang good health predominates. When Yin and Yang are unbalanced, disease occurs.
By rebalancing, aligning, destressing and reconnecting the individual with their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects and harmonising the flow Qi around the body, the conditions within the individual which brought about the expressed symptoms are allayed.
Shiatsu is a clothed therapy (loose-fitted long-sleeved, and comfortable, that you can easily move around in) .
If you would like to book a Shiatsu appointment contact us on 01933 664444 / firstname.lastname@example.org.