Healing Your Body Strengthens Your Soul
Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that helps the body return to homeostasis through physical touch, and profound energy-balancing. Shiatsu directly treats the channels and pathways within the body that are directly connected to our very life essence (Ki energy). We experience this energy in the form of movement, communication, respiration, digestion, thoughts, feelings and spirituality.
When there are energetic, and or fluid blockages within the channels, this can result in physical, psychological and emotional distress and disease within the body.
When parts of the body are deficient, and not pulling their weight, other areas must pick up the slack, which can cause an overall exertion to the rest of the system. The individualized treatment plans within a Zen Shiatsu treatment, are meant to energize and balance these deficiencies, thus allowing the symptoms of overactivity to melt away
A practitioner of Zen Shiatsu contacts the receiver’s body and energy level at an appropriate depth and with great sensitivity. Zen Shiatsu practitioners use both hands. One hand is used to listen, and sound out the responses of the receiver. When the other hand reaches an appropriate depth, an energetic connection passes between the hands of the giver. The receiver’s body tells the giver when the pressure is right. An energetic circuit is created between the hands of the giver, catalyzing change and movement in the body of the receiver.
Full-body stretches are also used to release areas of chronic stagnation and blockage. These stretches amplify and isolate the areas of stagnation.
Zen Shiatsu is appropriate for all ages and body types. It is performed fully clothed, with the receiver usually lying on a futon on the floor. For receivers who have difficulty lying on the floor, the work is easily adapted to a chair. Treatments last one hour. Zen Shiatsu is very effective in conditions where emotional disturbance or stress is an underlying factor, such as, but not limited to:
* Anxiety and depression
* Muscular tension
* Digestive disturbances
* Menstrual dysfunction
* Low resistance to infection
Zen Shiatsu is also an effective treatment for the musculoskeletal system. It works directly on the tissues involved, stimulating healing and relaxation responses. It is therefore effective in the treatment of:
* Sprains and strains
* Neck and shoulder stiffness
* Joint pain
The localized physical effects of Zen Shiatsu also relieve:
* Sinus congestion
* Retention of fluid in tissues
* Poor circulation
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