is a powerful holistic therapy based on a Japanese healing art. It literally
means "finger pressure" although during the course of a treatment
hands, forearms, elbows and even feet may be used. Originating in Japan
as a type of relaxing massage, Shiatsu has developed, incorporating the
ancient knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, into a therapy using
a number of techniques and is not strictly just massage.
As a result of our
lifestyles, diets, family or work situations, tension and stress build
up creating blockages in our bodies. This often results in physical, emotional
and psychological "dis-ease". Shiatsu seeks to redress this imbalance
by encouraging energy to flow smoothly, offering support while your body
relaxes and allows itself to open up to the healing process.
Pressure is applied
on energy channels in the body called 'meridians'. Individual meridians
relate to different systems, eg nervous system, digestive system, reproductive
system, etc, as well as organ functions. The aim and intention of a treatment
is to bring balance and harmony to the energy channels, removing any blockages
to allow the smooth flow of energy ("Chi" in Eastern terms).
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as: 15/20 minute treatments
(Head and shoulders)
Fully clothed and can be carried out at your desk.
demonstrations, corporate days,
Hold Diploma of British School of Shiatsu-Do
Calmer Karma personally try a treatment with all potential therapists
before accepting them onto the team
can also be carried out as a more in-depth treatment on a special shiatsu
couch as shown above
Calmer Karma Shiatsu practitioner Piu Bose pictured above.