What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is an oriental therapeutic practice that can support individuals in moving towards greater health and well-being. It combines massage, acupressure and gentle stretching to bring the body, mind and soul back to a harmonious natural balance.
Each session is crafted to the individuals needs based on a short interview and energetic diagnosis.
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.
It is also beneficial for various physical ailments and injuries.
Shiatsu 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)
- feeling “stuck” in life
How does it work?
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.
Shiatsu sessions usually last an hour and normally take place fully clothed on a Futon or seated.
Angad will talk with you for a few minutes to discover with what you would like to work in the session. The is also a short 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.
Treatment with Angad Singh
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 the West Midlands or London, UK.
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