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The Shiatsu Difference

Shiatsu is more than a massage...

There are a few key differences between Shiatsu and traditional Western massage. Clients remain fully clothed for a Shiatsu session, which traditionally takes place on a soft futon on the floor, but can be adapted to a massage table.

Shiatsu combines the muscle manipulation and relaxation found in a traditional massage with the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine and pressure points used in Acupuncture, as well as an opening and stretching of muscles and joints experienced in yoga. Goal setting acts as a roadmap for the client's healing. Gentle but deep, stationary pressure is combined with stretches, joint rotations, and rocking to ease the body into state of calm consciousness.

Shiatsu addresses chronic conditions, insomnia, anxiety and depression, muscle tension, headaches, sinus congestion, and joint pain. Much like Acupuncture, it can also assist with emotional re-balancing.

Clients leave sessions feeling relaxed and energized.

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