What is Shiatsu?
Touch is the essence of Shiatsu. We all need to be touched in some form, and Shiatsu gives you a wonderful opportunity to fulfil this need in a loving and caring way. The nurturing touch of Shiatsu helps trigger the self-healing process within.
Shiatsu is a physical therapy aimed at treating your condition through the application of touch as well as helping you to learn how to heal yourself. The treatment approach and philosophy is similar to acupuncture in its usage of the meridians (energy channels) and tsubo (pressure points) but in Shiatsu does not call for needles.
‘Shiatsu’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘finger pressure’. The application of pressure is the underlying principle of Shiatsu. Different stretching techniques and corrective exercises may also be part of the treatment with the intention of creating balance in the body, both physically and energetically.
In Shiatsu we take a holistic approach and look at the whole person-body, mind and spirit- in trying to find out where the imbalances and causes for the stress lie. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience.
Most of the time, treatment sessions take place on a couch or at floor level on a futon (padded mat) with the client wearing light, loose clothing. If we don’t have a large treatment space sitting position can be used.
Doris Block Dip BSS-Do, ITEC, RSCN