Shiatsu massage is different from other types of therapeutic massage as is a static massage, which means pressure is applied to the point or part while the hand is still - most other forms apply pressure while the hand is moving over the skin. Shiatsu massage is performedon the floor usinga Shiatsu mattress. Pressure is applied along the meridians and your limbs are flexed and rotated in a similar fashionto Thai massage.
WHY IS IT GOOD FOR ME?
When Yin and Yang are in harmony, good health results; however, when imbalanced, illness can arise. Shiatsu massage helps to keep these crucial energies in balance.
In Shiatsu massage there is a law used in combination with the five elements - wood, fire, metal, water and earth - which assumes Qi (energy) flows through the meridians (energy lines within the body) in a set sequence. Since the meridians are associated with organs in the body, balancing this energy flow can facilitate healing and help alleviate symptoms of illness. More generally, Shiatsu massage is a very calming, relaxing therapy experience that is great for tension and stress.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?
Please avoid eating a meal or drinking alcohol at least two hours before a massage.
To help eliminate the toxins from your body, drink water before as well as after your massage.
The client needs to be comfortable in light clothing.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
A warm friendly welcome, a consultation for Shiatsu massage to find where there may be imbalances and to ensure all your personal needs are met, soft room lighting, relaxing back ground music, and a comfortable Shiatsu mattress to lie on.
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If under the care of a doctor or hospital for a medical condition, please ask for consent from a doctor or medical adviser to ensure no contraindications.
If pregnant, please ask for medical consent from a midwife or doctor first.
Ladies should avoid massage in their first few days of menstruation.
Those under the age of 18 years old will require parental consent.