Shiatsu is a Japanese acupressure system based on principles of Chinese medicine supporting the body’s natural ability to heal. It works on the whole person–the musculoskeletal body, as well as the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of wellbeing–combining the effectiveness of massage with energy work. In addition to being a deeply relaxing experience, Shiatsu helps relieve stress, treat pain and illness and contributes to a patient’s overall health and wellbeing. Shiatsu helps support the autonomic nervous system and stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. It can also help remedy conditions brought about by poor posture, joint problems, sprains, arthritis, sciatica, acute and chronic neck, back, hip and leg pain and sinusitis.
Shiatsu massage at Isthmus Wellness is offered by Josh Conrad. Click on this link to read Josh’s bio and learn more about his background and specialization. If you would like to schedule a Shiatsu massage, please book a 90 minute session and specify that you would like your session with Josh Conrad.
During a Shiatsu session, the recipient remains clothed. Please note that wearing loose fitting, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement is the best choice for a Shiatsu session. While Shiatsu is traditionally performed on a floor mat, sessions will be provided on a lowered massage table for client’s maximum comfort. Working through the 12 meridians that correspond to organs or organ systems, a series of pressure, tapping and stretching is applied. Extra attention is given to meridians and points (tsubos) that display deficiency (kyo) or excess/hypertonicty (jitsu). Meridians that demonstrate imbalance may correspond to various emotional states as well tender and tight areas in musculoskeletal tissue. Points are held through the course of the meridian until a change occurs and the tissues softens. The treatment is both relaxing and therapeutic. Sessions are 90 minutes.
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