What is Shiatsu and How Can it Help?

Zen Shiatsu Therapy is a healing technique developed by the Japanese Master, Shizuto Masunaga. Shiatsu literally means finger pressure.
Meridians are defined channels of energy that run through the body. Each meridian relates to physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the person.
The energy known as ki or chi runs through the meridians. There can be too much or too little ki in each meridian. A Shiatsu treatment balances the ki in the meridians. By balancing the meridians the root cause of a condition is treated. This promotes the body’s natural healing abilities and over-all wellbeing is improved.
What conditions can be helped?
Shiatsu is excellent for general health maintenance and as a preventative therapy.
Conditions that can respond well to shiatsu treatment include:
  • allergies
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • back, neck and shoulder pain
  • constipation
  • depression
  • digestive problems
  • fatigue
  • headaches and migraine
  • insomnia
  • menstrual issues
  • RSI
  • sciatica
  • sports injuries
  • stress.
What happens during a treatment?
A shiatsu session consists of hands on work, plus time for diagnosis and discussion. The treatment can take place on a futon, massage table or on a chair. It is preferable that food is not consumed close to the treatment.
What do I wear?
Wear loose comfortable clothing including socks.
What may happen after the treatment?
You will mostly feel relaxed with an increased sense of wellbeing. Toxins and emotions can be released after a treatment. It is advised to drink plenty of water and be gentle with yourself after a treatment.
Liama has been a Shiatsu Practitioner for 17 years. Bookings are available @ Inspire YW.

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About the Author

Liama Aesha has been a Shiatsu Practitioner for 17 years and a Yoga Teacher for 10 years.

She owns her own clinic and Yoga studio in Dee Why. She believes in empowering her clients with the knowledge to understand their own health and to give them the best tools to use as and when they require.

Registered Member of Shiatsu Therapy Association, Australia.
Registered Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia
Registered Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia

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