I have been going to Anne for a number of times for Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork treatments before and during my pregnancy with my second child. I believe that part of the reason for my pregnancy really going well so far at 36wks, is because of receiving regular treatments to balance all the imbalances that can so easily occur during pregnancy, due to the numerous hormonal … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork treatments before and during my pregnancy
traditional chinese medicine
Shiatsu in Japanese literally means “finger pressure”, yet this Japanese ancestral form of bodywork goes beyond simple massage technique. Jushas (Japanese word for the Shiatsu recipient) often report that they feel “nurtured, nourished, complete”, that they “received exactly what they needed”. How does Shiatsu work? Shiatsu promotes the healthy functioning of the organs. … [Read more...] about what makes Shiatsu so unique?
Intuitively when we feel pain somewhere, we will tend to place a hand to soothe or warm the area. This ancestral knowledge is the origin of Zen Shiatsu, TE ATE, “the healing hand”, in Japanese. I would say that yes, massage can benefit menstrual pains, but if you are on your cycle, a gentle and attentive massage. Indeed, many women tend to have a lower pain threshold before … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and the cycles of a woman’s life: menstrual discomforts.