What happens during a Shiatsu treatment?
In the beginning of every session there always is a conversation to see how you are doing, to answer questions or to speak about possible changes in your daily habits that can benefit your well beeing.
Traditionally, Shiatsu is practised on a futon (Japanese mat) on the floor, where you lie either on your back, your belly or in side position, wearing comfortable clothes (you can change in my practice). To treat the whole body the position is usually changed once or twice during a treatment.
Your only job is trying to let go as much as possible and to observe the changes that happen within your body. The treatment is held in silence, so you have a chance to relax on a deep level. A Shiatsu treatment usually takes about 40 – 45 minutes. Including the conversation in the beginning, a session will take about one hour.
When can Shiatsu be helpful?
Eastern medical philosophy believes that all medical conditions develop out of an imbalance in the energetic system. This can be caused by body, mind or soul. Therefore, there is a wide range of treatment options. Besides healing, Shiatsu can also help to prevent medical
Shiatsu can be helpful in the following situations:
- Neck- and shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain (with or without restriction of movement)
- Tense muscles
- Nervous symptoms and restlessness
- Trouble sleeping
- Migraine and headaches
- Psychological problems
- Support during Pregnancy (with or without difficulties)
- Menstrual pains
- Digestion problems
- Support in the management of different chronic illnesses
These are a few examples of when Shiatsu can be helpful. In some cases it may also be indicated to see a doctor or to combine Shiatsu with other therapies to get the best possible care for you.