What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a healing art originating from the East. The body has a network of energy, referred to as meridians. These pathways flow all over the body and can be likened to a system of rivers and canals. In order to maintain good health it is vital that these pathways or energy systems are free flowing. Sometimes things may occur which cause blockages resulting in stagnant pools of energy which can lead to physical ill health, emotional or psycholgical disturbances or maybe just a general feeling of being under the weather.
Can Shiatsu help with back pain and inflammation?
Shiatsu offers a more gentle approach to dealing with back pain. Fingers, thumbs, palms etc. are the tools used in this healing art and the practitioner uses pressure to induce relaxation and enhance well being. Gentle stretching is often used to help release tight muscles and kneading of tense areas encourages this release.