What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a strong hands-on therapeutic technique, which focuses on the vital energy flow inside the human body.
Rooted in the Chinese traditional medicine, Shiatsu has been developed in Japan as a mixture of Western and Oriental medical concepts, blending different massage and mobility techniques by applying pressure along the acupuncture points and meridians.
Applying pressure on particular points, stretches and joint manipulations have a profound effect inside the body, which leads to an improvement of the patient’s general physical and mental state.
Shiatsu can help treat a wide range of illnesses, by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself, in order to reach a profound healing, from inside out.
Each patient will show a different reaction to the Shiatsu treatment, according to the his or her condition, pathology and hereditary problems.
What is Koho Shiatsu?
Koho Shiatsu is a Japanese treatment technique developed by Shodai Soke Okuyama, who, with great professionalism, knowledge and dedication to studying and practicing traditional oriental medicine, has set the basis of two unique and highly efficient techniques – one for self-defense (Hakko Ryu Jujutsu) and the other for treating people (Koho Shiatsu).
While through Hakko Ryu martial art pressure is applied on certain points of the energetic meridians, in order to drive away or pin down an opponent when one is being attacked, the same method forms the ground for Koho Shiatsu therapy. And that is why Hakko Ryu and Koho Shiatsu make such a perfect match.
Living in a mental and spiritual state of freedom, of feeling liberated from all the social problems, represents the goal of all Japanese martial arts. This approach has determined remarkable healing which cannot be explained or understood by the Western medicine; Koho Shiatsu helps achieve substantial and long lasting results.
The ‘direct’ effects are multiple and can have a notable impact not only on muscles and ligaments, bones and joints, but also – ‘indirectly’ – on nervous and hormonal systems, internal organs and various body functions, as well as influence the psychosomatic and behavior conditions.
It is also an excellent prophylaxis, prevention representing the best way of fighting disease.
Conditions and Effects
After a Shiatsu or Koho Shiatsu session, most patients experience a feeling of relief, relaxation, mental clearing and energy. Most notable therapeutic effects usually show up three days away from the first treatment.
• Efficient in psychosomatic and behavioral disorders
• Stimulates the fluid circulation inside the body
• Adjusts neurological functionalities
• Balances the endocrine system
• Balances the bone system
• Managing the appetite
• Backaches, lumbago, sciatic
• Ailments of soft tissues
• Digestive problems
• Shoulder and back-neck problems
• Sport injuries
• Stress generated disorders
• Rheumatic and arthritic ailments
• Blood pressure disorders
• Heart beat disorders
• Gastro-intestinal disorders, constipation
• Headaches, migraines
• Ailments, spasms or contractions of the muscle
• Breathing problems, asthma, allergies
• Kidney problems
• Sexual organ disorders
The Shiatsu and Koho Shiatsu session
During the treatment you will be comfortably laid down on the massage table, and you will be wearing light clothing. There are no oils or massage creams being used.
The practitioner will apply pressure (on different degrees), by finger-pressing or hand-pressing certain areas of your body, or will conduct light stretching maneuvers on different areas, according to each patient’s condition.
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