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Shiatsu hands-on healing is best understood through its silence, simplicity and supportive touch. Through its gentle power to ‘ fill the empty’ and to ‘move the excess’...
Having your results linked to this page, denote the preponderance of your "Physical" phase in your biorhythmic cycle and its connection with your etheric body (Etheric body is the matrix upon which the physical is formed). That means, you would well enjoy and benefit from a HANDS-ON treatment, applied as lightly or as deeply as you wish. Shiatsu is enjoyable way for rebalancing the activity of all internal vital organs. Here the initial change is perceived on the 'Physical' level, closely connected to your etheric body (meridians), before reaching and affecting the emotional, mental and astral levels.
Shiatsu is a type of healing touch treatment, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Meridians and 5 Elements principals. Using finger pressure, palming and stretching techniques to move the stagnant Qi and restore balance within the body.
This modality supports the belief that the energy or Qi must flow freely in the body in order for us to enjoy and maintain good health. Any internal or external factors which interrupt that flow, such as:
Social isolation, anxiety, trauma, accidents, climatic changes, jet lags, diet, life transitions and stress can cause a disturbance within the body, affecting the endocrine and central nervous systems, weakening our immune system and lowering our emotional tolerance .
These imbalances manifest within our cycle of the 5 Elements' interaction and we can detect their level of activity with a simple questionnaire which I will present to you in the beginning of our online session. Thereafter, working on the subdued Element(s) will result in recovery or maintenance of good health.
When it comes to focusing on healing a particular ailment, we may as well look closer at the meridians which correlate with that complaint and treat the cause, not the symptom by administering balancing frequencies.
Shiatsu stimulates and re-balance the flow of Qi and can improve one’s health on physical, mental and emotional levels. It works as a corrective/ preventative measure for many common complaints. The following conditions respond very well to Shiatsu (what my clients say ):
On the initial session will be given an overview of the Five Elements theory and the Zen Shiatsu principles, so you can have a clear idea on the treatment process and your future treatment plans. The session starts with an in depth consultation and diagnostic routine, determining the energies affected by any internal or external factor, causing you problems. Shiatsu stimulates and re-balance the flow of Qi. The work proceeds over the meridians (energy channels) and acu-points (energy vortices) by applying light fingertip pressure, palming or gentle rotation and stretching techniques.
Shiatsu is performed through clothing, therefore for your comfort, wearing loose clothing is recommended. For certain conditions, if necessary I may use heat therapy with Moxa, cupping or acupuncture with a partial skin exposure.
Usually an immediate effect is noticed straight after the first treatment , or you may not feel any change until the following morning. Some may experience "healing crisis" as their system goes through a self-adjustment period in which case more gradual and in depth approach over several sessions would be advisable.
Hara is the area between the sternum and the hip girdle housing all 12 energy centres related to our internal organs. It is considered as the power-house of the body.
Meridians are energy channels conducting Chi or Vital Energy throughout the body. It is interesting to note that some meridians actually follow the same pathway as the nerves or blood and lymphatic network.
Moxa is a plant (Artemisia Argil) or Mugwort rolled into a cigar-like shape, which is then lit at one end. This can then be held above a specific acupuncture point or an area of the body stimulate acupuncture points.
Though Shiatsu alone is fully effective on its own, but in some cases to target a specific acute problem or a chronic persistent condition, I may suggest one of the following auxiliary methods, during or after the treatment, once the lock down period is over :
Extremely helpful for localised, acute tissue damage Orthopaedic Acupuncture focuses on areas with temporary inflammation, swelling and bruising, spasms, tenderness and loss of mobility. It releases body’s natural pain killers (endorphins & opiates) to the damaged area and speeds recovery. I use filiform ultra thin disposable needle- the most common type of needle used in present day clinics. The body of the needles could be made of gold, silver, copper or stainless steel and the handle, usually made of silver or copper coil.
Especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, I may introduce moxa in a Shiatsu session, to treat conditions associated with "dampness" and "cold" or "deficient patterns " such as common colds and asthma, general weakness (yang deficiencies) and prolapses. Moxa, gently warms regions and acupoints with the intention of stimulating circulation of blood and qi through the body where the receiver is frail or has limited mobility. Moxibustion can also serve to turn baby's breech position.
I may also proceed with gentle cupping for indirectly accelerating the blood flow to or from the affected areas, furthermore, if necessary. The adjacent muscles are used to stimulate the circulation. Mainly used to relief tension from head, neck and shoulder as well as acute pain and tightness along the spine and lower back.
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