Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that helps contribute to overall well-being.
Shiatsu is a great way to help to slow down when you have pushed yourself too much from everyday life.
Shiatsu can be used for a wide variety of internal musculoskeletal and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, aid in digestion, and influence the nervous system. Shiatsu is effective with sports therapy; sports injuries are treated using gentle stretches and pressure points.
Shiatsu has shown to be effective for the pain and discomfort for many chronic conditions:
• Treats Sports Injuries
• Improves Circulation
• Reduces Stress and Tension as well as Anxiety and Depression
• Aids in Treatment of Musculoskeletal Issues
• Aids in Treatment of Digestive Disorders
• Treats PMS, Morning Sickness, and Menstrual Issues
The effect may be stimulating and invigorating or sedative and calming, depending on the goals of the session. In the U.S., Asian Bodywork Therapy is considered a subset of massage therapy or acupuncture but is, in fact, similar to both.
Stagnation can be considered a roadblock to wellness, as it is the very definition of why we feel pain.
The treatment helps to bring balance back to our immune system.
Touch is a powerful tool for helping stressful situations have less hold on our lives, Shi-Atsu translates to the words finger-pressure.
Our worries and concerns do affect us; we all know that. I am often asked by people why do I have all these KNOTS, in my body, the answer is they are not true knots, blood flow follows the energetic flow, these knots feel real and are cause discomfort on the physical, emotional or mental level.
When a person worries, this energy flows in many directions, and as such, will create circles of stagnation, which eventually will prevent blood from flowing smoothly, especially in the spleen, stomach, and chest.
This stagnant QI (Chi) can create abdominal distention, gastric discomfort, shoulder tension, breathlessness, or chest discomfort. But if worrying becomes a person's normal thought process, then chronic abdominal conditions can result.
Shiatsu for Pediatrics
Kim Purdy has been treating children for more than 30 years, and there is nothing more beneficial than a professional therapist treating a child through a healing Shiatsu session. Unlike Swedish massage, Shiatsu is specific and individualized, treating the whole person.
There are ongoing classes for parents and loves ones to teach them how to use gentle hands-on treatment (Tsubos) pressure points. This serves the child in so many ways, especially balancing and strengthening the immune system and vitality.