Very simply Shi means finger and thumb. Atsu means pressure.
Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on therapy.
If you are unfamiliar with Shiatsu think of it as a refine type of massage.
The roots of Shiatsu began in Traditional East - West and Oriental Medicine.
Shiatsu is received wearing loose clothing on a futon.
Shiatsu techniques refer to the use of fingers and palm of one's hand to apply pressure to particular sections on the surface of the body for the purpose of correcting the imbalances of the body, and
for maintaining and promoting health.
It is not unusual to use knee and elbow pressure.
A method contributing to the healing of specific illnesses.
Shiatsu received regularly promotes well-being and vitality.
After a Shiatsu session exercise and or dietary advice may
be recommended to support and
sustain the treatment to encourage balance.
There are two main Shiatsu schools:
one based on Western anatomical and physiological theory,
the other based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Zenmobile 'Tuning in with the long Staff' Bojutsu and nature.
Shiatsu is regulated as a licensed medical therapy
by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan and Italy.
Regulation in other countries is by governing bodies
set up by Shiatsu practitioners. In the United Kingdom:
The Zen Shiatsu Society http://www.learn-shiatsu.co.uk/
The Shiatsu Society. The Surrey Shiatsu Society.
Tokujiro Sensei founded The Shiatsu Institute in 1940.
After WW2 U.S. General Douglas McArthur ordered all 300 unregulated therapies in Japan to be researched to find which had scientific proof of merit. After eight years of research the Universities awarded
only Shiatsu scientific approval. In 1955 the health ministry legally recognised and licensed Shiatsu as a therapy. The school became officially registered under the name Japan Shiatsu School.
Introduction to Shiatsu Theory
The path or flow of energy is called a meridian, like a stream of water.
Tsubo is where energy gathers along a Meridian.
Shiatsu is applied to the Tsubo points. Energy points.
Mind - Body - Spirit
should work to maintain and balance each other.
Each of the three energies are changing and moving all the time with the seasons, which are created by energy from the
Sun and Moon in our known universe.
This affects our sentient life experience, as weather changes
affects initially our physical health and everything on the earth.
After or before Shiatsu a visit to a dentist or doctor may be recommended.
Medical prescriptions or procedures can be responsible for some long occurring conditions called Iatrogenic illness.
Your Doctors may be consulted for a more scientific diagnosis and or to check prescription(s). The idea is to be open and able to receive the necessary nutrients for good health, allowing toxins to pass through without affecting our healthy cells.
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