Shiatsu is rooted in Traditional Oriental Medicine, which has been an effective system of health care for over 3000 years. Shiatsu originated in Japan. It is both a form of physical therapy and a means to greater integration of body, mind and spirit. In the oriental view all physical and emotional problems are viewed as disruptions in the body’s flow of life energy called Chi or Ki. From observation Ki has been found to flow along channels or meridians that are linked to the functions of the major organs. By applying both pressure and stretching techniques the Shiatsu practitioner can initiate the movement of Ki to revitalise affected areas.
The purpose of the Shiatsu treatment is to re-balance energy along these channels and to promote self-healing. Shiatsu is Japanese for ‘finger pressure’, but the practitioner may also use thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet during a treatment. Touch is the essence of Shiatsu. Through the medium of touch the experienced Shiatsu practitioner is able to activate innate self-healing mechanisms within the patient, resulting in a heightened sense of well-being in body, mind and spirit. At Deep Health, we’re ready to provide you with expert Shiatsu sessions today.
In health, a balanced condition prevails and the Qi (energy) flows smoothly along meridians (pathways). But when the body is weakened by lifestyle, emotional stress or injury, the Qi no longer flows smoothly, becoming deficient in some areas and excessive or stuck in others. The aim of shiatsu is to rebalance the persons Qi (energy). Recent research establishes that the main benefits and effects of shiatsu are:
Increased relaxation and a sense of calm
Being more energised
Being better able to cope stress and tension,
Problems with muscles and joints including back pain and posture
Low energy and fatigue
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