Shiatsu is an Asian form of manual therapy.
It originated in China and is thousands of years old. The shiatsu
method was further developed in Japan, where it is a recognised
therapy. Shiatsu is not only applied to treat physical complaints
and pain, it can also be effective in healing emotional problems.
Shiatsu promotes self healing and improves the body´s own resistances.
Shiatsu aims to restore a patient´s balance
where it is needed and to remove obstructions in the flow of energy.
The Japanese call this energy ‘Ki’; a form of energy that flows
through the body via meridians, or energy pathways. The meridians
are connected to the organs in the body and, through a fine network,
to the muscles, joints, skin and the senses. By treating the meridians,
shiatsu has a direct effect on organs such as the heart, kidneys,
liver and intestines.