Shiatsu is a Japanese style of massage therapy that has over a 1000 year history of successfully aiding in reducing stress and improving the way the body functions. Its roots come from the Chinese bodywork (Tui Na) and with its roots are in Chinese medicine, it helps the way that the body functions in more ways than than just musculo/skeletal, circulatory and lymphatic issues and pain management.
One amazing fact that is not mentioned much outside of the Oriental Medical Schools is that the same texts used thousands of years ago are the same texts still used today. This stands as a testament to the integrity and ingenuity of a very advanced system that has stood the test of time, both in ancient scientific terminology as well as in now in our modern scientific terminology.
When most people hear about Oriental Medicine, they usually think about acupuncture, but Oriental Medicine is comprised of so much more. among the many disciplines are: Acupuncture, Herbology, Dietary Therapy, Tai Qi, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Sotai, Qi Gong, Ampuku Therapy, Thai Massage, and many more. In addition, all of these disciplines have different interpretations or styles€¯ this comes from the Oriental Medical model blending itself into both an art and a science.
The term ‘Shiatsu’ comes from its most used technique - Finger (shi) pressure (atsu). It is traditionally practiced on a mat, on the floor, with the client fully dressed in loose clothing. Today, it is common to see shiatsu adapted to also be practiced on a massage table - usually adjusted to a low position. There is a combination of pressure along the acupuncture points and acupuncture meridians and stretches.
Although there is a uniqueness in the benefits of a traditional shiatsu session, I also combine many of the Shiatsu techniques into my western forms of Massage Therapy. have seen many people helped over the past 30 years with many issues, including:
- Digestive disorders
- Iritable bowel (IBS)
- Chrones disease
- Respiratory problems
- Menstrual disorders
- and much more.
Many people love shiatsu because of its feeling of peace and balance that is achieved during and carried out of the shiatsu session
I have taught Shiatsu privately in New York as well as in developed Shiatsu programs and taught in massage schools in Minnesota and in Tennessee. My masters degree in Oriental Medicine helps ensure that you will be treated by someone who fully understands the potential and possibilities that the benefits of Shiatsu can offer you.