SHIATSU is a holistic therapy working on the tension areas of the body through stretching and deep but gentle pressure, sending a message to the mind of natural balance and peace-our original state.
Hara (abdomen) diagnosis defines the areas of imbalance in the body and also the best course of treating a particular person.
Steady and firm pressure relaxes the sympathetic nervous system and allows the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the functioning of the internal organs. When the body is thus coaxed into relaxation, energy can flow freely, which also has a liberating effect on the mind. The body is relaxed, the mind is open, and there is no blockage to the free flow of energy within. This is the time when healing takes place from within quickly and naturally. All nerve cells are recharged, all organs rejuvenated – body and mind are brought together.
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