Shiatsu is a Japanese form of body therapy, an eastern form of massage. Pressure is applied with thumbs, palms or elbows to the acupuncture points of the body. It has often been referred to as "acupuncture without needles". Shiatsu helps to relieve stress and pain and restore strength and balance to the body. Shiatsu helps to maintain health by stimulating the body's innate ability to repair and regenerate. Disconnection can be felt as stress, pain or discomfort in the body. Shiatsu addresses the mind, body and spirit connection restoring harmony and balance.
What is Shiatsu good for?
Shiatsu is effective in treating a wide variety of conditions acute or chronic. Clients report success with neck and shoulder pain, back pain, muscle stiffness, migraines, insomnia, sciatica. Many have enjoyed relief from chronic pain such as arthritis, achy legs and muscles, and stress through regular treatments. Increased flexibility and mobility, balance, increase circulation can all benefit from shiatsu treatments.
What to expect from a Shiatsu Treatment
Please wear comfortable clothing as the treatment is performed with your clothes on. No oils or lotions are used during treatment. You will be lying down on your side, your back, tummy on a massage table. The therapist will be asking you if her pressure is good for you. Always remember that this is your treatment and asking questions is encouraged. Shiatsu is and effective natural therapy and is safe and effective for pregnant mom's to be, children and our seniors.
Shiatsu is covered by some health care plans such as the Retired Teachers Association and Provincial Government employees.