The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that vital energy (known as Ki in Japanese) 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 imorove your energy flow. These may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs fingers, elbows, knees and 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 in the individual as a complete being – not just the physical body but also on an emotional and/or mental level. Benefits of Shiatsu: It relaxes mind and body It restores and balances energy It eases tension and stiffness It improves breathing It improves posture It improves circulation It enhances well being Guidelines for Receiving Shiatsu Please bring or wear loose, warm, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton eg sweatshirt, tracksuit trousers, and cotton socks. Do not eat heavily in the two hours prior to treatment Do not drink alcohol before or after treatment After treatment drink plenty water to smooth the flow of changes through the system If at all possible avoid strenuous or stressful activities after your session Shiatsu massage for health and relaxation with Carol Wrigley, based in Suffolk and available for appointments in Southwold, Lowestoft, Beccles and Gt Yarmouth. For an appointment Tel: 01502 724818 or email
What is Shiatsu? Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy. It can help in a wide range of conditions – from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives. Common conditions which have been helped by Shiatsu: Back pain Headaches, migraines Whiplash injuries and neck stiffness Joint pain and reduced mobility Menstrual problems Digestive problems Asthmatic symptoms Sports injuries Depression What to expect in a session Each session lasts approximately one hour. 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 packed mat or futon at floor level, although it is possible to receive Shiatsu sitting on a chair if you are unable to lie down. The client stays fully clothed. Following a treatment, there can be a feeling of increased vitality and you may feel invigorated yet relaxed. Background to Shiatsu
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