What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu in Japanese means “finger pressure”.  The origin and techniques of Shiatsu originate from the ancient Oriental systems of healing that work with the body’s energy system (meridians).  Shiatsu works by improving the quality of meridian flow to promote balance and deep healing in the body, mind, emotions and spirit.  A Shiatsu Practitioner uses techniques such as stretching, rocking and applying pressure with thumbs, fingers, elbows or knees to the meridians to improve the quality of energy flow.  A Shiatsu session takes place on either a futon or a massage table with the client fully clothed.

Shiatsu is very effective in treating chronic conditions that do not respond to traditional Western medicine or as a complement to Western treatment. It is also excellent as a wellness routine as it can prevent serious health issues by correcting minor energetic imbalances before they manifest as chronic conditions.

Clients often notice a positive shift in their energy after receiving Shiatsu treatments on a regular basis:

  • Relieve From Pain & Discomfort
  • Stronger Immunity System
  • Better Flexibility
  • Breathing More Deeply and Fully
  • More Energy
  • Mindful (less accidents!)
  • Choosing Healthier Foods According to Their Body’s Needs
  • Body Awareness
  • Calmer
  • Less Anxiety
  • Balanced Emotions
  • Letting Go of What No Longer Serves Them
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Deeper Spiritual Connection
  • Happy

How Should I Prepare For a Shiatsu Treatment?

Shiatsu is traditionally given on the floor on a futon and supported by a body cushion, however a massage table is also available.  Since stretching is involved, dress in loose, comfortable clothing.  Clothes remain on during the entire treatment.

The first session takes about 75 minutes since there will be a form to fill out and discussion about your condition that will enable me to best serve you.  It is best to arrive on a light stomach.  A typical treatment takes about one hour which includes discussion about past and present conditions.