Tao Shiatsu, a ground-breaking healing method from Japan, treats the whole person on physical, emotional and energetic levels, thus making it one of the most revolutionary ways to improve one’s health, quality of life and to attain a state of balance, relaxation and happiness.
Why Do I Need Tao Shiatsu?
Health problems over the past four decades have become predominantly chronic in nature: neck and backaches, heart disease, cancer, allergies, lack of energy and depression, to name a few. Rapid changes to our natural and social environment have caused reactive physical and mental changes in human beings. Overwork and lack of sleep add to the stresses of modern life. Pressure and manipulation focused on the body alone are not enough in most cases to get to the root cause and effect change in these conditions. Neither are medications and surgeries that focus only on alleviating the symptoms of these problems. As both a preventative and a form of treatment, Tao Shiatsu is a refreshing way to enrich the quality of one's life and promote better health, balance and happiness.
What Kinds of Conditions is Tao Shiatsu Effective For?
* Back, neck, and shoulder pain
* Joint problems
* Stress and tension
* Headaches and migraines
* Insomnia, repetitive stress injuries, and overuse syndromes
* Digestive problems
* Depression and emotional problems
* Chronic fatigue
* Menstrual irregularities
* Sports injuries
There are many other conditions that will benefit from Tao Shiatsu treatments, including pregnancy support, and treatments for children, and these can be discussed directly with your practitioner.
How does Tao Shiatsu do this?
During a treatment the application of steady continuous pressure using the thumbs, hands and knees affects the circulation of Ki (also known as "Chi"). Ki is the universal energy that the universe manifests in all creation.. Stuck or stagnated energy (jaki), the root cause of all diseases, is released through the combinations of deep rhythmic movement, assisted stretches and the treatment of specific release points. This stimulates the body to regain its' natural equilibrium. Tao shiatsu treats the whole person, concentrating not only on the symptoms, but also on the individual's vitality and innate healing power.
Treatment Benefits Include:
* Maintaining health and optimizing general well-being the alleviation of physical and psychological stress.
* boosting energy levels by releasing blockages in energy circulation
* preventing energetic imbalances from developing into symptoms of illness
How Will I Feel After a Treatment?
People usually report feeling a heightened awareness of their body, and a calm, 'lightness' at the completion of a treatment. Relief from, or the elimination of pain and symptoms may be immediate or occur in the days following the session, or over the course of a few treatments.
Often even after only one treatment, the favorable Menken response might manifest. This occurs when therapy results in expelling the toxins within the body. It allows emotions and ailments that had until then been suppressed to surface and manifest as symptoms such as fatigue, drowsiness, diarrhea, or other symptoms. In order to cure one level of a disorder, Menken response is often manifested.
Take an active role in your health
As a recipient of Tao Shiatsu massage therapy, you are encouraged to take an active role in your own healing process. Following each session you will be given "homework" which will allow you to continue to work towards your specific goals and well being and to prolong the benefits of the massage.