Shiatsu

Shiatsu means “finger pressure” in Japanese. It is a form of gentle and deep massage that promotes health and healing by balancing the state of Qi, our vital force and energy, in the body. Shiatsu’s principles have been used for thousands of years, and are derived from the meridian and internal organ system of acupuncture. Shiatsu restores internal harmony by addressing the underlying cause of imbalance and disease, according to both Traditional Chinese Medicine theories and anatomical principles.

Shiatsu is done through clothing. It employs gentle pressure on acu-points, passive stretches, and joint mobilization to release tensions and strengthen the body.

Shiatsu is very effective, often when other treatment methods have failed and for challenging chronic issues. Shiatsu can be used preventatively or therapeutically to help conditions such as: back pain, sciatica, neck shoulder tension, injury recovery, chronic pain and fatigue, stress, anxiety, insomnia, women health (PMS, fertility, pregnancy, menopause), poor digestion, low immunity, etc.

A Shiatsu treatment provides a deep sense of relaxation of the body and the mind, reconnecting the person with their innate healing power.

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Offered by

  • Patricia Beretta
    PhD

    Trained in Shiatsu Therapy and Acupuncture, Patricia offers a choice of manual acu-pressure or gentle needling techniques.

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