Shiatsu is a form of bodywork that has its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the historical massage techniques of Japan. It is a deep and relaxing technique that is sensitively applied using hands, elbows and knees along the network of meridians and acupressure points through which vital energy (Ki) flows.
Shiatsu strengthens a person's innate healing power by freeing and balancing the energy flow along the meridian channels.
Generally it is performed with the recipient lying comfortably dressed on a traditional Futon mat, on the floor, with the practitioner applying firm, steady pressure. Shiatsu not only treats, but also prevents illness by aiding the body's natural forces to correct diseases, even before they become pathological. It can target general areas or specific points.
A combination of acupressure and massage, Reflexology is an ancient technique that identifies zones in the feet, hands and ears that are connected to body parts and organs.
Reflexology postulates that these zones are a microcosm or map of the whole body. Stimulating these zones can have a healing effect on the whole body, as they connect energy pathways that travel through the body to particular organs, structures and glands.
You may also benefit from the following techniques that are adjuncts to your reflexology session:
Stress may be difficult to avoid, but Reflexology is a perfect way to diffuse our daily anxieties.
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