Your practitioner, Shiatsu Masa says:
If you are like most people who think “SHIATSU?? What the hell is that?” – I would like you to experience it, If you’ve never tried before…. Shiatsu is more than just massage, it is a whole-body experience; People are often surprised that they haven’t heard of it earlier and exclaim “Wow, that was the most amazing massage ever!” From soft and sensitive touch to deep tissue work is all fine, I can adjust the pressure to suit the individual person. I recommend everyone to give it a try, you will feel more relaxed both mind and body.
指圧 Shiatsu also known as “Acupressure” is a natural “complementary” bodywork therapy in that it works together with medical indications as needed for each individual. It speeds up recovery, reinforces the flow of the vital energy of the body and harmonises the nervous system. It stimulates the energy systems of the body and, in turn, the physical expression of energy.
Shiatsu is a holistic healing art developed in Japan and based on traditional oriental medical wisdom while incorporating the principles of anatomy, physiology and pathology. The theory of traditional Chinese medicine proposes that energy, otherwise known as chi, qi (or 氣 ki in Japanese), moves through the body in well-defined channels or pathways known as meridians. Each meridian is connected to an internal organ and carries the energy of that organ’s functioning. Good health is reliant upon the harmonious flow of chi through the meridians and internal organs.
The practitioner uses palms, fingers, thumbs, elbows, knees and even feet in a combination of massage techniques, applying pressure to key points to influence and stimulate energy flow in the body. Stretches are also an integral part of a shiatsu treatment and some people refer to it as “Passive Yoga”.
We recommend you the full 1.5 hrs Japanese Shiatsu treatment, so that you can enjoy the whole body experience.
Shiatsu Masa focuses on easing the following conditions:
*Neck & Shoulder
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Straight after the treatment you should feel more relaxed, less stressed and less achy, some people feel as though they need to take the rest of the day to rest, while others feel rejuvenated and full of bounce. The effects vary from individual to individual depending on their circumstances and constitution. The treatment will involve manipulating muscles which can lead to a release of metabolites similar to those experienced in prolonged exercise; it is a totally natural phenomenon but can lead to fatigue, without adequate hydration; so be sure to top up on plenty of water afterwards.
*** Please bring/wear loose & comfortable clothing for Shiatsu treatment.
*** Fees subject to change without notice
*** Please note that there is a 24HR cancellation policy; kindly advise us as soon as possible should you not be able to attend your appointment so that we may attend other patients.
Masa has long been interested in Japanese style physical therapeutic techniques, completed his formal studies since coming to Australia. He is constantly following new techniques from Japan so you will possibly discover his style is slightly different to many local Therapists.
Masa is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person; including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves. It is a whole body experience usually practiced while clothed on a floor mat. Masa has a special interest in treating the back, neck, and shoulders while calming the mind and relieving stress.
By appointment only.
Please see our online bookings or TEXT 0425 737 896.