A traditional Japanese therapy used to unblock energy trapped in the body. The hands-on techniques help to improve the energy flow and rebalance the body. This traditional, hands-on Japanese is useful for curing a wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. The philosophy behind it is that there are vital energy flows throughout the body (known in Japanese as "Ki") through channels called meridians.
These can stop flowing for any number of reasons, producing symptoms. Your Shiatsu practitioner considers your state of health and your symptoms and will use a variety of techniques to improve your energy flow. This can include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on the meridians.
Conditions that clients come to have helped by Shiatsu include:
• Back pain
• Headaches, migraines
• Whiplash injuries and neck stiffness
• Joint pain
• Menstrual problems
• Digestive problems
• Asthmatic symptoms
• Sports injuries
When receiving Shiatsu:
• Please bring or wear loose, warm, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton: e.g., 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 of water to smooth the flow of changes throughout the system
• If at all possible, avoid strenuous or stressful activities after your session.
Japanese Facial Rejuvenation
Japanese Facial Rejuvenation is a treatment that combines the enlivening and uplifting effects of oil massage with the deeply relaxing and healing effects of acupressure. In Oriental Medicine different areas of our face indicates the health of particular organs. The combined use of these techniques will enhance flow of blood, lymph, tissue fluid and 'ki' energy to and from the facial tissues. This energises and encourages healthy cell growth and causes the facial tissues to plump up and lift from the inside giving a natural no surgical facelift. This will also aid the healing process of damaged skin or scarring and can benefit many skin conditions eg facial paralysis, stroke, dental trauma and tension held in the face. Increased ton in facial muscles will also help to decrease sagging. Underlying fascia will move freely giving a healthier, fresher skin and a more radiant complexion.
Benefits of Japanese Facial Rejuvenation
Lifts and tones facial and neck muscles
Nourishes facial tissues and muscles
Improves blood and lymph circulation
Promotes development of connective tissue
Assists breakdown of fibrous adhesions & scar tissue
Improves some skin conditions
Relaxes muscle tension & maximises skin elasticity
Reduces the onset & appearance of wrinkles
Brings life force 'Ki' energy to facial tissues
Relieves aches and pains
Encourages deeper breathing
Improves discomfort or pain
Relaxes the whole body
Gives the experience of a luxurious treatment
Improves mental clarity and concentration
Increases energy levels
Uplifts your mood
Increases a sense of well being
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Below are the links to two research reports from Leeds University into the Effects and Experience of Shaitsu. Click on the pdf file to view them.