Shiatsu Alongside
Cancer Research UK

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Adrian Cox
12 Oct 2021
Can Shiatsu Help?
This is taken from the Cancer Research UK website. Please visit their site to read the full article.
'Some people with cancer say that it helps them cope better with their cancer and its treatment because it helps control symptoms and side effects such as:
  • poor appetite
  • sleep problems
  • pain
  • low mood
After Shiatsu they feel very relaxed and have higher energy levels.'

Shiatsu works well with other therapies supporting clients after surgery, before and after giving birth, complimenting psychotherapy treatments, and while a client is going through chemotherapy.

It is a safe practise that works on the physical, psychological and emotional parts of a person, regular treatments can be beneficial.

Around the world Shiatsu is integrated into mainstream hospitals, working alongside contemporary medicines. I would like to share a few videos with you that demonstrates the use of Shiatsu within hospitals, with thanks to Centre of Balance.

In the videos they talk about Hara Shiatsu, this is based on Zen Shiatsu.

A student of Shizuto Masunaga (the founder of Zen Shiatsu), Tomas Nelissen came back to Europe from Japan and taught under the heading Hara Shiatsu.

This film documents the successful integration of Shiatsu in hospitals in Vienna - 2010

Diego Sanchez, USA - Shiatsu for intensive care and open-heart surgery

Helga Barbier, Austria - Shiatsu for Pregnancy and Birth

Leisa Bellmore, Toronto Canada - Shiatsu in Artists Health Care Center

Mihael Mamyshchvili, Vancouver Canada - Shiatsu in cardiology department

Mike Mandl, Viena Austria Shiatsu for rehabilitation in hospitals. 

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