The Art of Shiatsu

The Art of ShiatsuShiatsu-anma (literally ‘finger pressure massage’ ) is an ancient form of bodywork that has its roots in Chinese Medicine and is based on the philosophy that health and vitality comes not only from living in harmony with nature, but from balancing the body, mind and spirit, which is a microcosm of the world in which we live.

Shiatsu-Anma combines meridian massage, acupoints and soft-tissue manipulation to affect the body’s qi force, or vital energy, in order to awaken the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. In essence, it is said that the practitioner works with the client rather than against the disease.

Using a variety of techniques that include pressing, stroking, grasping, kneading, compression and vibration, sessions are performed in prone, supine and seated positions with the client fully clothed, using the practitioner’s fingers, palms and knees.

Whilst this modality focuses on the meridians and acupoints, it also addresses the musculoskeletal, myofascial, visceral and lymphatic systems of the body, restoring health on both energetic and functional levels.

Summertime, in Chinese medicine, is the domain of the heart, and relates to the element of fire. Not only do we fall in love, but our energies rise to the surface of the body, and we can become ‘hot and bothered’. Or perhaps we experience mental restlessness, palpitations, insomnia, dizziness or anxiety—these all relate to imbalances in the fire element. So if you’re feeling the summer heat, come in and try some shiatsu to feel cool as a cucumber, and to allow your body to gather its resources for the months ahead.

Come dressed in your most comfortable yoga or gym clothes, and get ready to feel deeply relaxed yet profoundly energized!

Learn more about Emma Mezher, one of our amazing therapists practicing SHIATSU.


Try out SHIATSU and receive
30% OFF through July 31st**


SHIATSU 1H Session $115 $80

~Current Members recieve 50% OFF SHIATSU in July!!
simply mention this promotion when booking

**Offer available Monday - Friday only, may not combine,
not available on Gift Certificates, or sessions booked after July 31st, 2011

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