Shiatsu originates from Japan and was greatly developed by master Shizuto Masunaga who together with some other dedicated practitioners made it known worldwide. Based on Taoist philosophy and Ancient Chinese Medicine it supports the body to return to the natural balance through gentle deep stretches, attentive palm and finger pressure on energy pathways. It restores nervous, lymphatic, hormonal and circulatory systems, improves stamina, energy and vitality, reduces muscle stiffness, stimulates the skin, aids digestion, releases pain, soothes chronic disorders.
MY SHIATSU STORY
Shiatsu was certainly meant to come to my life. I experienced it first staying in a yoga retreat in Cambodia. It was offered me by a Canadian woman who both looked and felt as an angel. She was so connected and the whole experience was a blessing. It took a few years until I come across it again visiting Italy. I was completely inspired and was certain it was my path, I started the school right away.
IS SHIATSU FOR YOU?
Many like to call shiatsu a massage, while it is actually a deeper body work. It is for you, if you seek any type of healing: physical, emotional, mental. It is for you, if you feel experiencing stress, anxiety, need of grounding, calming down, reconnecting, being nurtured.
HOW TO PREPARE
Shiatsu takes place on a futon (Japanese style cotton mattress) placed on the floor. Both the receiver and the practitioner wear comfortable clothing, softly covering most of the skin areas, allowing to stay warm. I highly recommend to take a shower beforehand and choose natural material clothing, such as cotton, linen or soft wool, in colder time wearing socks.