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), using finger pressure, palming and stretching techniques to harmonize the Qi treating the cause, not the symptom and restore balance within the body.
This modality supports the belief that the energy or Qi of the meridians must flow freely in the body in order for us to enjoy and maintain good health. Any internal or external factors such as social isolation, anxiety, trauma, accidents, climatic changes, jet lags, diet, life transitions and stress can interrupt that flow, lowering our emotional tolerance and weakening our immune system, hence the onset of physical, emotional and mental problems.
The treatment plan starts by addressing these imbalances by assessing the activity level of meridians and the 5 Elements which reflects the state of our internal organs and the endocrine systems.
For strengthening the subdued Element(s) we will look into food energetics, life style choices and the level of your activities. while focusing on healing a particular complaint, by working on the relevant meridians and pressure points.
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 responded very well to Shiatsu (see 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.
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 (Artemisia Argil or Mugwort) to treat conditions associated with "dampness" and "cold" or "deficient patterns " such as common colds and asthma, general weakness (yang deficiencies) and prolapses. Burning 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 is contradicted during early pregnancy.
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.