This ancient Japanese method of healing is a kind of gentle bodywork. The goal is to balance and promote the flow of blood and qi by palming and thumbing the body’s meridians or energy pathways. The front and back of the body are worked from head to toe leaving you relaxed, yet energized. Like acupuncture, shiatsu utilizes traditional Chinese medical theory to target the ailment source and form an appropriate treatment and specific acupoints are stimulated with finger pressure to create balance and wellness. Clients should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and will lie down on a futon mat to receive treatment.
In addition to the benefit of combining massage, reiki and acupuncture in one, shiatsu treats a wide range of ailments including: • Back, neck or shoulder issues whether caused by injury or stress • Sciatica, fibromyalgia or arthritis • Anxiety, trauma, psycho emotional and sleep issues • Digestive problems, headaches or asthma Additionally, it’s an effective form of meditation offering the possibility to open communication with your angels and spiritual guides. I have been practicing shiatsu since 2008 and take my role as healer to heart. Using a spiritual approach to my work, I believe the real “you” is not your body but a perfect soul of light and love, free of pain and suffering. I ask my clients to open themselves to the possibility of healing, allowing it to take place. Clients often comment on my loving touch which I feel comes from the divine and is something I must offer others. I want my clients to feel safe and loved because they are just that! Shiatsu is an often sought after healing modality and it can be difficult finding a practitioner. If you’re feeling that gentle pull to try it, call today for an appointment; you’ll be happy you did! $45.00 – 30 minutes $75.00 – 60 minutes $100.00 – 90 minutes
Jill Chapman, Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist