Within a human body, there is a network of energy lines (meridians) and points (acu points) that are believed to carry KI, much like the different currents within the sea.
Shiatsu aims to access these lines and points in a way that re-energises and re-balances the whole of body and mind.
Shiatsu uses many different techniques. They can be slow and subtle or brisk and energising.
Techniques include thumb, palm, elbow or knee pressure, as well as stretching and rocking. There are also manipulation techniques not unlike those used in Physiotherapy.
The principal aim of Shiatsu is to assist the body’s natural healing process by encouraging the client’s energy to move into a more balanced state.
As well as being beneficial for specific injuries and general symptoms of poor health, regular use can reduce the build up of daily stress.
In my work I aim to create a supportive space in which you are invited to deeply relax, let go of usual tensions and worries and come to meet yourself – your own body, feelings, the space of your mind.
When we are able to meet ourselves in this way, with kindness and without judgement – something magical happens.
Sometimes clients describe the experience as “a sense of coming home”.