is a form of bodywork that has developed in its present form at the beginning of the 20th century in Japan. The roots lie in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and various classic Japanese healing massages.
The aim of Shiatsu is to invigorate the free flow of energy and to recognize disturbances early, so they can be treated before diseases develop.
Shiatsu translated means „finger pressure“. Gentle, yet deep-acting pressure is exerted on the meridians with hands and thumbs, promoting and harmonizing the flow of energy. The meridians are directly accessible by touch.
Shiatsu is supposed to stimulate the self-healing powers, which often leads to the disappearance of everyday complaints. Alone the atmosphere of a Shiatsu session can achieve relaxation and a „come to rest“ and offer the opportunity to gather new strength. The harmonization of energies through shiatsu can affect all areas of life, can lead to more awareness of oneself and thus to a healthier lifestyle.
Through mental and physical stress, stress, environmental influences and unbalanced diet, the Energy running in the meridians called Ki can get out of balance and thus lead to discomfort or eventually to diseases. Blockages in the flow of energy are shown, for example, as tensions, as painful and stiff areas in the body or in emotional moods.
Shiatsu in pregancy
Pregnancy symptoms such as neck and back pain, sciatica and morning sickness can be prevented or relieved.
The treatment can also have a direct positive effect on the child, because the mother nourishes the child not only on a physical, but also on a mental level.
Shiatsu develops emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. It is practised on the dressed body – lying on a Futon.