About Shiatsu

Shiatsu originates from Japan and combines both Eastern and Western medicines. It’s a form of massage that utilises hands to detect all imbalances in the body. Shiatsu focuses on removing blockages that prevent our inner healing power to do its work. Essentially Shiatsu is designed to help you heal yourself.

My technique is quite gentle. I choose level of stimulation based on patient’s body requirements. I always search for the root of the problem and aim to offer a more permanent solution instead of just a temporary relief.

I’m also skilled in Reiki Energy Work, Second Degree. I often infuse principles of Reiki into my Shiatsu work to facilitate improvement of patient’s natural energy flow.

Human bodies possess amazing healing power. My job is to clear way for this power to function at its highest potential.

Shiatsu is sometimes referred to as “acupuncture without needles”. It is non-invasive, performed without oils through light, comfortable clothing, and uses soothing, kneading, pressing, tapping and stretching techniques. My massage is done fully clothed. I do recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing to my sessions.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that focuses on improving the overall well being of the patient.  A wide range of health problems are treated by the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine there are over 360 vital energy points along “meridians” that transmit energy throughout the body. Every point has specific therapeutic effects on the relevant organs. These points have been mapped out over the past five thousand years and have more recently been confirmed through electromagnetic research.

Acupuncture takes a holistic view of a person with the body, emotions and spirit seen as being interconnected individual parts.

Both Acupuncture and Shiatsu focus on relieving pain and discomfort by correctly responding to tension before it potentially develops into a disease or causes any further damage. Both practices make you feel alive, refreshed and in harmony with life.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion uses mogsa, a plant product made from mugwort (yomogi). The plant is burnt to provide thermal stimulation on the pressure points. It burns at a low temperature and is snuffed out before it gets too hot, giving a stimulus to these pressure points. It is an Oriental medicinal practice used to treat a variety of diseases without surgery or prescription drugs. Its goal is to enhance the natural healing power of our bodies. The treatment has no side effects.

Unfortunately I cannot perform moxibustion at my clinic due to strict fire risk regulations. However, it’s perfectly safe and I’m happy to offer it as part of mobile treatments.

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