What is Shiatsu
Shiatsu means ('finger-pressure') and is a gentle form of oriental massage originating in Japan. It is the Japanese way of Acupuncture without needles. Like the ancient Chinese art of Acupuncture, Shiatsu works on the flow of Chi, Ki or life energy that flows through the body in specific channels or meridians. However, rather than inserting needles into the body, Shiatsu uses gentle thumb pressure, palming, stretches and rotation of the joints to stimulate blood flow and movement of Ki (energy)... ideal if you don't like needles!
According to Western medicine, Shiatsu works by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system to calm and relax the body.
When we feel well and in good health our Chi, Ki or life force energy flows smoothly along energy channels or pathways known as meridians. But when the body is weakened by lifestyle, emotional stress or injury, our Ki no longer flows smoothly causing physical discomfort ranging from mild to severe pain, as well as emotional or mental imbalance.
Shiatsu aims to treat the root of the problem by balancing the flow of energy through the body. It can be safely used during pregnancy and childbirth as it is deeply relaxing.
To find out how Shiatsu could help you and any health issue you are experiencing, contact Sarah for an initial chat.
"The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." Hippocrates