Does it Work With Other Therapies?
Shiatsu can be an effective stand alone treatment.
It can also be useful to support and reinforce other physical & psychological therapies like:
What Should I Expect During a Treatment?
Every Shiatsu treatment is adjusted so it works within the comfort zone of each client. This makes it suitable for all age groups and many conditions.
Because Zen Shiatsu is a bodywork therapy helping the mind, and the energetic aspect of a person, there isn't a need to always incorporate dynamic stretches. There are subtle ways of working that can help to restore a more harmonious balance.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This would depend on the condition and how long you've lived with it.
My aim, with the use of Shiatsu is to help your body to facilitate a change.
If the condition is chronic or has been a constant issue for many years, I would recommend 1 session a week for 2-3 weeks, and review the progress after each treatment, then we can decide if more will be needed or if the condition has resolved.
Every treatment is done with compassion and focus, on making sure the techniques I use meet your needs.
How Does Shiatsu Work?
To find one answer for this would be difficult.
In my opinion, it begins with listening and observing.
This can often guide how a treatment can go, along side the diagnosis.
During a session, any combination of stretches, meridian & acupoint work could take place, to assist the healing.
Through out the session, Zen Shiatsu can be very relaxing, this relaxing quality helps to calm the ready for action/alertness of the body & mind, so your system can find a level of homeostasis, which brings more space for the internal environment to heal.
There is a lot more to this system that has been around for hundreds of years, but I hope this will give you some idea.