About Shiatsu

Shiatsu means “finger pressure” in Japanese. It is a form of bodywork based on the same philosophy and theory as acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Instead of needles a Shiatsu therapist uses gentle hand and finger pressure on the meridians.  What I love about Shiatsu is that it relies on the simple but powerful experience of touch to awaken the client’s own self-healing powers.

Shiatsu heals by balancing and harmonizing the body’s Qi, our vital life energy. When the Qi is flowing evenly and smoothly through our meridians or energy channels, we are at ease and healthy.

Shiatsu is different from massage when oils or lotions are used on the skin to relieve muscle tension. Shiatsu clients wear loose and comfortable clothing. During the session I apply gentle pressure on the meridians and acupoints to promote the smooth flow of Qi, balance the body’s energy and bring a sense of well being to body, mind and spirit.

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