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Information about Shiatsu and Shiatsu Practitioners

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese healing art. It can help a wide range of
conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health.

Often referred to as "acupuncture without needles"
There are 87,000 registered Shiatsu practitioners in Japan, where it is
generally regarded as physiotherapy


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Information about Shiatsu and Shiatsu Practitioners

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese healing art. It can help a wide range of
conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health.

Often referred to as "acupuncture without needles"
There are 87,000 registered Shiatsu practitioners in Japan, where it is
generally regarded as physiotherapy
Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience.
Regular sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in daily life.
Ideal for people of all ages!

Background to Shiatsu
The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that vital energy (known as Ki in
Japan; you may know it as chi or prana) flows throughout the body in a
series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons Ki can stop
flowing freely and this then produces a symptom.
Your Shiatsu practitioner will consider your state of health; the symptoms
you are experiencing and, depending on your constitution and general energy
levels, will use a variety of techniques to improve your energy flow. These
may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows,
knees or feet on the meridians and, when appropriate, more dynamic rotations
and stretches.
As the quality of Ki changes, the symptoms associated with a lack of flow
will gradually improve. Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the individual
as a complete being - not just the physical body but also on an emotional
and/or mental level.

Shiatsu is the spiritual application of Eastern and Western therapy
techniques. It can produce long-term change to your health and well-being

What to expect in a session

Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes
The first session may be slightly longer since your practitioner will take a
detailed case history to develop a complete picture of your health according
to the principles of Oriental medicine
The session usually takes place on a padded mat or futon at floor level
It is also possible to receive Shiatsu sitting on a chair if you are unable
to lie down
The client stays fully clothed throughout.
It is recommended you wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton
Following a treatment, there can be a feeling of increased vitality and you
will generally feel relaxed and invigorated

Shiatsu can reduce pain
Calm the nerves
Regulate blood pressure
Improve flexibility
Increase energy levels
Improve sleep
Promote good health &
well-being
Relieve stress
Shiatsu is effective on all levels - mind body spirit, especially
emotionally
It is a true holistic therapy

Shiatsu can help:
Rehabilitation
Sports injuries
Common conditions that have failed to respond to Western medicine
Complex & non specific conditions
Reduce the need for medication, drugs and artificial stimulants
Get your body back to how nature intended it
Feel happier, healthier, more relaxed and alive
Learn short, simple, effective exercises
Benefit from simple, effective dietary advice
Experience the benefits of deep relaxation
Shiatsu is a superbly comfortable and relaxing experience, with real health
benefits
Even the most sceptical people have been impressed by the powerful effect
Shiatsu has had on their lives
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Read much more about Shiatsu in one of these excellent books.....

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