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Shiatsu Therapy

Includes 1 x 60 minute session

$99.00 x 60 Min

Japanese Therapeutic Massage combined with Holistic stretches and joint manipulations for healing!

Shiatsu literally means finger pressure and as such describes part of the therapy whereby natural body weight (finger, thumbs, elbows, forearms, feet and knees) are used in applying pressure to special points on the body.

This is combined with stretches, joint rotations and joint manipulation to give an all-over treatment, which aims at treating the patient on a holistic level.

Stress Busting and Illness Prevention:

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress. Shiatsu is one of the best healthcare methods in daily life that can not only prevent but treat disease. It’s also important for us to keep in mind that incorporation of shiatsu and a balanced diet is needed to keep us happy & healthy. Diet is the root of good health, for it is food that nourishes life.

Common conditions helped by Shiatsu include:

back pain, headaches, whiplash and neck stiffness, joint pain and reduced mobility, menstrual problems, digestive problems, asthmatic symptoms, sports injuries, depression and stress.

Guided by Krista, she will recommend a program that will work with your goals.

Aftercare treatment:

Each session you will be given simple tools to help integrate the treatment into everyday life. You will also receive nutrition recommendations and possibly other lifestyle mentoring/guidance.

How does it work?

This is not just a massage it’s a preventive medicine! The way we live & consume our food is influenced greatly by our social environment. So, our extended health relies on and reflects healthy human relationships with ourselves and the people around us. In our stress filled environment, our relationships to ourselves and others are constantly being threatened. As a result a great deal of tension is carried around in our bodies. This creates cutaneous mounting pressure resulting in fatigue and burnout of the internal organs & our nervous systems. Shiatsu supports the natural state of energy flow throughout the body, bring balance and harmony back to the body and its relationships with food and its ever changing external environment.

Zen Shiatsu

This is a dynamic and holistic therapy that is suitable for all humans. Shiatsu is a medical treatment, medical technique must be chosen by the condition of the patient. Unlike Western medicine, Shiatsu is a technique used to seek out the original in-balance within the physical body rather than treating the surface systems. Shiatsu emphasises correction and maintenance of bone structure, joints, tendons, muscles and meridian lines whose malfunctioning distort’s the bodies energy and automatic nervous system causing illness & disease.

History of Shiatsu

Recognition of Shiatsu in Japan was brought about as a type of healing practice over 70 years ago. It is a combination of many traditional therapies founded in the Eastern world. Its is based on the subjective part of sickness – the patient. It is important to note that the effectiveness of any treatment depends on both the practitioner and the method working together. So the effectiveness of any treatment can vary greatly from one practitioner to another. In our eagerness as a society we have become objective scientifically, we have become insensitive to the subjective part of any sickness – That will be YOU. In order to find the most effective treatment for a patient, the practitioner should be receptive to many different types of therapy always keeping the patient in mind.



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