Shiatsu is a holistic Japanese touch-based therapy, merging Western anatomy and physiology knowledge with ancient Oriental medical philosophy. Shiatsu translates as ‘finger pressure’ and the essence of Shiatsu is communication through touch.
Shiatsu aims to maximise and balance your body’s energy and enhance your wellbeing. Anything adversely affecting the flow of your body’s energy will affect not only your body, but also your mind and soul or spirit. Shiatsu therefore stimulates your body’s natural healing ability using pressure, stretching, movement, soft-tissue release and muscle energy techniques.
It relaxes your nervous system, calms your mind, improves circulation, improves structural imbalances of the body and restores homeostasis physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Through sensitive external touch through clothing, internal changes occur, which can have a profound effect on your body, re-harmonising and energising your whole system, and taking you into a deeply calming state, named by my lovely clients, as ‘The Zone’!
A cross-European study carried out on 984 clients concluded that Shiatsu is likely to leave you feeling calmer and more relaxed, and over 90% of regular clients said that Shiatsu helped them maintain their health. In addition to being regularly used by thousands of people all over the world, a variety of charities, health foundations, NHS trusts and hospitals in the United Kingdom provide Shiatsu to support patients whilst receiving treatment for a range of health issues and to help them maintain their general wellbeing.
Shin-Tai/Central Channel Release
Shin Tai and Central Channel Release (also known as Life Force Recovery) are an evolution of Shiatsu, developed by Saul Goodman. They expand on ‘traditional’ Shiatsu to create an advanced system of diagnosis and technique, incorporating Western modalities such as fascial release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and structural alignment techniques to stimulate energy flow in the body.
These techniques positively impact your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing by releasing long held patterns of compression and stress, thereby recovering lost energy (life force). This frees your energy up, enabling you to engage more fully with life in the present moment, rather than in the past or the future.
When your life force is recovered, your whole body functions better, your mind responds to stress more effectively and you have more energy available to fulfil your desires.