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  • How can zen shiatsu help me?
    Zen Shiatsu aims to bring balance and harmony to the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the individual. This holistic approach can help with various conditions such as back pain, muscle tension, joint pain, headaches, anxiety, or fatigue. Additionally, Zen Shiatsu can improve circulation, flexibility, and range of motion, making it beneficial for athletes and those seeking to maintain optimal health. Each session is tailored to the unique needs of the client, providing a personalized and nurturing experience. Whether you are looking for relief from specific symptoms or simply seeking a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, Zen Shiatsu offers a natural and holistic way to support your health and well-being.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    The amount of treatments that you may need, would largely depend on the issue that you have. As a guide, I would recommend four to six weekly treatments, with reviews after each session to monitor progress on how the treatments are taking root. In the same way as having regular sessions at the gym or seeing a physiotherapist the progress maybe The number of treatments you may need will largely depend on the issue you are seeking to address. As a general guideline, I recommend four to six weekly treatments initially, with a review after each session to assess your progress and adjust the treatment plan if necessary. Similar to regular sessions at the gym or seeing a physiotherapist, progress may be gradual. By working closely together and having regular sessions, I can tailor the treatments to your specific needs and help you achieve a better quality of life. I believe in taking a holistic approach to wellness and I am committed to supporting your body's natural healing process and help you achieve lasting results.
  • What should I wear?
    I would recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing for your shiatsu treatment. Since shiatsu is performed fully clothed on a futon mat on the floor, it's important to wear attire that allows for ease of movement and comfort. Avoid wearing constrictive or tight-fitting clothing, such as jeans or skirts, as these can limit the effectiveness of the treatment. Our goal is to create a relaxing and tranquil environment for you to receive the full benefits of shiatsu, and wearing the right clothing can contribute to a more enjoyable and beneficial session. If you have any specific concerns about what to wear, feel free to contact me prior to your appointment and I will be happy to provide further guidance.
  • What age is it suitable for?
    All ages can be treated with Zen Shiatsu, as it is very adaptable and suitable for infants to the older generations, allowing all individuals to experience the compassionate touch of Shiatsu. However, I have established 16 as the minimum age requirement for receiving treatments at my practice. If you are able to attend my clinic, there is no upper age limit for a treatment. Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to welcoming you to Zen Shiatsu and Wellbeing.
  • Does shiatsu complement other therapies?
    Zen Shiatsu is an effective stand-alone treatment that can also be complementary and supportive to other physical and psychological therapies. The gentle yet deep pressure and stretching techniques used in Shiatsu can help release tension, stress, improve circulation, and promote relaxation, which can be beneficial in conjunction with other therapies such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, and counseling. By addressing the body's energy flow and promoting balance, Zen Shiatsu can enhance the effectiveness of other treatments, leading to better overall wellness and healing.
  • What are the pricing options?
    At Zen Shiatsu and Wellbeing, we offer pricing options that cater to different needs and preferences. My prices vary depending on location, and I encourage you to visit my booking page to see the full list of pricing options available. I believe in providing accessible and flexible pricing to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the healing benefits of Zen Shiatsu, regardless of their location or budget. My goal is to make my services as accessible as possible, so I have designed my pricing structure with this in mind. Whether you're looking for a single session or a package deal, I have options that can accommodate your individual needs. I strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all of my clients, and my pricing reflects this commitment to wellness and well-being for everyone.
  • Is there a sliding scale?
    Additionally, we have a sliding scale for those with financial constraints, as I believe everyone should have access to the healing benefits of shiatsu. My goal is to make my services affordable and accessible to all who are seeking balance, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Please contact me for further information.
  • Is there a shiatsu student discount?
    Yes! At Zen Shiatsu, I offer a special 20% discount for shiatsu students. I understand the financial commitment and dedication it takes to pursue a career in alternative medicine, and I want to support you on your journey. Simply present your student ID or proof of enrollment to receive the discount on 60-minute or 90-minute sessions. I am dedicated to providing affordable and accessible holistic care to all individuals, and this promotion is one of the ways I would like to demonstrate that commitment.
  • Where is shiatsu from?
    Zen Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese form of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to specific points on the body to promote balance and alleviate stress and tension. This technique originates from Japan and stems from a very old system called 'Anma', which translates as 'An', meaning to 'touch' and 'Ma' meaning to 'press'. Unlike other types of massage therapy, Zen Shiatsu works to balance the body's energy, or 'qi', along meridian lines similar to acupuncture. It also incorporates stretches and gentle joint rotations to release tension and improve flexibility. The goal of Zen Shiatsu is to support the body's natural ability to heal itself and promote overall wellbeing, making it a holistic practice that not only addresses physical discomfort but also mental and emotional stress.
  • Who created Zen Shiatsu?
    Zen Shiatsu was developed by Shizuto Masunaga, who was a follower of Dzogchen Buddhism and could see the similarities between the two practices. At the heart of both Zen Shiatsu and Dzogchen Buddhism is compassionate, positive regard. By using Zen in front of Shiatsu, Masunaga underlined the importance of bringing a compassionate and caring approach to each treatment. This ethos is at the core of Zen Shiatsu and is reflected in the way I provide holistic and personalized care to each person, focusing on their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • How does Zen Shiatsu translate?
    The term "Zen" in Zen Shiatsu signifies the caring and wholehearted focus of each treatment given to a client. Shiatsu is two words. 'Shi' meaning 'finger' and 'Atsu' meaning 'pressure'. Primarily our fingers are used, but palms, elbows, knees, and feet are also applied in the treatments.
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