What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu literaly means fingar pressure in Japanese and is the
ancient art of acupressure massage that restores the harmony between
the individual and the universe.
My style of Shiatsu is called Macrobiotic barefoot shiatsu, which
is first started by Shizuko Yamamoto.
only real Japanese practitioner in Portland who
has received a formal Macrobiotic
Barefoot Shiatsu training from a master shiatsu
practitioner who was directly trained by the founder of this
Origin of Shiatsu
The origin of the Japanese word "shiatsu" is not certain. Over the
centuries, information that makes up the shiatsu techniques was
gathered through trial and error. The healing techniques that are
fundamental to shiatsu probably originated in ancient China, and later
came to Japan. Shiatsu is a synthesis of Judo principles, Do-In (self
massage), and ancient massage.
The first syllable in shiatsu, shi means fingers and the second, atsu
indicates pressure. Therefore, shiatsu means "to apply pressure on the
body with the fingers." Recently in the West, it has become known as
Shiatsu is a system that has developed from centuries of experience,
and has proven effective in curing many symptoms. Among these symptoms
are headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, eye-strain, general
fatigue, stiff neck and shoulders, lower backache, constipation,
numbness of limbs, chills, flushes, insomnia, and lack of appetite.
Shiatsu and related techniques have also proven effective for curing
chronic and painful conditions such as high blood pressure, rheumatism,
and general neuralgia.
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