What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is an oriental therapeutic practice that can support individuals in moving towards greater health and well-being.
It is a relaxing treatment and can be beneficial for:
- back pain
- emotional imbalance
- neck stiffness
- joint pain and reduced motibility
- sports injuries
- PMT & balancing menstrual cycles
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome
Oriental medicine has developed profound techniques for assessing and
strengthening a range of self-balancing systems in the body, which are
called Ki in Japanese. At present, we don't fully understand how it works, but
recent academic research shows that it does. The basic idea behind Shiatsu is to help the body to adjust itself by helping the Ki to function. Many symptoms caused by stress and muscular conflict can be relieved immediately and, chronic problems caused by trauma or habit can often resolve themselves.
Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning "finger pressure". It often described as 'acupuncture without needles' as it works with the same energetic 'meridian' system of the body to bring about balance and harmonious health.
Many people come for Shiatsu because they find it helpful in times of emotional turmoil and also for conditions which might be called spiritual malaise. By this we mean feelings of meaninglessness, loss of motivation and low energy without obvious cause. This may be because Shiatsu is an holistic therapy, supporting the whole organism to heal itself, and the emotions are part of the whole. It also may be because Shiatsu is a form of safe, respectful and deep contact which is very healing in itself.
Shiatsu sessions usually last an hour and normally take place fully clothed. The therapist will talk with you for a few minutes to discover with what you would like to work in the session. Most forms of Shiatsu include an assessment procedure to discover which aspects of Ki are not working well and then most of the session will involve bodywork to activate and balance these self-regulatory functions.
For more information please visit Shiatsu Infomation or The Shiatsu Society webpages
Treatment with Angad
Angad trained in Zen Shiatsu at Ki Kai College in London and also completed a postgraduate course in 'Movement Shiatsu' with Bill Palmer. He specialises in working with stress, emotional imbalances, 'stuck life patterns' and spiritual issues.
Treatments are currently available in Brighton or London.
Home visits also available, please contact Angad to discuss this.