Based on traditional 3500-year-old oriental medical wisdom developed in Japan, Shiatsu is a holistic healing art that incorporates the principles of anatomy, physiology and pathology. This alternative medicine consists of finger pressure, stretches and other massage techniques.
According to Chinese traditional medicine, energy – known as chi or qi – moves through the body in well-defined channels or pathways known as meridians. Each meridian line is connected to an internal organ and carries the energy of that organ’s optimum functioning. Shitsu practitioners believe energy flow through Meridian Lines has an important influence on the health of the individual.
Like most natural therapies, shiatsu believes that the body is a self-healing organism. Therefore, therapists believe that the manual manipulation of that vital energy called qi can help to unblock the body and thus help the body heal itself.
Imbalance in the energy system, which means too little or too much chi, can cause many sicknesses depending on which meridians are affected. In this scenario, the practitioner treats the receiver to restore balance in the energy system.
By addressing physical and psychological functions with this dynamic body therapy, the practitioner is able to address and balance the underlying causes of a condition.
Even though the word shiatsu translates from Japanese as “finger pressure”, in reality, the thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet are used to apply pressure to various parts of the body. Depending on the condition being treated, the pressure can be gentle or firm.
Some of the benefits of this treatment include stimulating circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid, it also works on the autonomic nervous system, helps to release toxins and deep-seated tension form the muscles and can also stimulate the hormonal system. Likewise, shiatsu allows the receiver to deeply relax, stimulating the body’s inherent ability for self-healing and regeneration.
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