What Is Shiatsu?


Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy using energy to balance weak areas, to relax tension, promote well-being while also integrating mind-body-spirit awareness. 


Shiatsu takes its origins In Japan and based on Chinese medicine. Combines the treatment of the meridians and pressure points using stretches rotations and gentle to intencive pressure application to the body .   


I see Shiatsu as one of the most effective therapies to facilitate and support health and while applying pressure to the acupressure points and stretching the meridians your body starts to relax and revitalise.


Shiatsu sought to be restoring the right vibration to your physical organs, so body self-healing is then taking place easier. In itself shiatsu is already good way to heal and readjust for feeling better, refreshed and energised. 


The mindful touch, the presence and the space that is created between practitioner and client are also very important element to facilitate a powerful change or simply to make you feel good.


There are almost 90000 shiatsu therapists in Japan and the life expectancy in juapan is the highest in the world. Maybe it is connected :)





What To Expect from Shiatsu Treatment


Shiatsu is given while lying on a comfortable treatment mat, on the floor, supporting your whole body while providing space for movement and stretch.


There is a 10 minutes consultation just before the 1st treatment to give me an understanding of you as a person and your health in general and, we discuss how to tailor the treatment, for each treatment is unique and responding to your needs in the moment.


During a session, people often experience deep relaxation and it gets deeper once your body starts readjusting from session to session. This is sometimes felt as a meditative state when the mind becomes quiet and stress goes away.


You don’t need to ‘do’ anything during the treatment, just relax an give up your body in the hands of the practitioner.


Depending on your body also energy distribution throughout the energy channels, and your personal comfort, together we will determine the levels of pressure to be applied.


I recommend to book at least three treatments during two weeks to get a full benefit, but five is even more beneficial.




> During the first treatment, your body starts readjusting for improved health. I work to balance the energy flow, and to build the foundation for further balancing on the second treatment.


After each treatment I scan the body to see for maintenance of flawless energy balance.




> On the second treatment some internal patterns start presenting themselves, that usually represent the deeper emotional elements that we address and safely release. Some emotional releases may happen during the second and third treatments. Possible trauma that may dwell deep inside and keeps you stuck, could surface and maybe released. This leaves the space to form new energy patterns and new habits for you to move on in life. Detoxification of the body happens simultaneously as body start purging on all levels.




> The third treatment is usually deeper than the previous ones and body is most ready to adjust to the new flow of energy in the meridians, organs and body systems, also emotions. This gives you feeling of built stamina, wellbeing and deep relaxation. You spiritual side may start appearing stronger.




> During fourth treatment, stabilisation starts, and you start felling even more different benefits from shiatsu sessions.




> Fifth treatment is there to provide you with subtle changes in your body-mind-spirit system, so you can benefit from the emotional and mental stability that appears as a result of treatments. Some people feel the benefits of treatment for their wellbeing for quiet a few month and longer.


Shiatsu treatments can be continued to keep you in balance to guaranty your body-mind-spirit performance in life.


The work is usually done on a futon, a light cotton mattress on the floor, can also be done on a massage table if requested.

Shiatsu is reccomended to received through light clothing
so please wear loose fitting clothes; tracksuit bottoms or light cotton trousers are ideal.

Avoid having a heavy meal before treatment




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