I saw in the street this morning, a respectful old lady walking down stairs, at a slow pace, her umbrella as a cane on one hand and her daughter by her side, supporting her other arm with care. I was reminded to appreciate now, these legs that allows me to move freely. Health is nowadays acknowledged to have physical, emotional, social, environmental and Spiritual component … [Read more...] about monkey year, pause and reflect. essence of richness to life
Happy 2015! How can we “ground” our new resolution in an effortless and sustainable fashion?! As I investigate, through Zen Shiatsu and Somatics, the harmony and flow of life and get curious about how mind, body and environment are woven together, the more I agree with my teachers that it is important to, every day, create a “practice of change” to create for ourselves the … [Read more...] about 2015. time to explore a peaceful, connected and healthy body, naturally.
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?
SHIATSU (which literally means Finger Pressure in Japanese) is a traditional form of Japanese body-work that was usually practiced within the families, and by midwives. It is an officially recognized Massage Therapy in Japan, and has become very popular in Western countries over the last 15 years. Zen Shiatsu is rooted in the well-known in Asia tradition of TE ATE: innate … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and the cycles of a woman’s life: beyond pregnancy.
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.