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Shiatsu/ Thai Yoga Massage

How it Works

Eastern healing philosophy teaches us that there are energy pathways, called meridians throughout the body – what the acupuncturist treat. The meridians carry Ki (or Chi, Prana) ~ our life essence. We experience this energy in the functioning of all our life systems, from digestion and respiration to higher reasoning. The smooth flow of Ki through this meridian system is what accounts for physical health and emotional well-being. Any blockage, stagnation or imbalance within the meridian system can result in physical, psychological and emotional dis-ease.

What to Expect

At the beginning of a session, the Consultant determines which meridians or sen lines most need to be brought back into balance and then focuses on those meridians during the session. This provides a session uniquely tailored to the individual and is more effective than trying to work all of the meridians briefly.
You’ll lie on a mat wearing loose comfortable clothing, which makes it ideal for those who are body conscious. For receivers who have difficulty lying on the floor, the work is easily adapted to a chair.
A Shiatsu or Thai Yoga session is as deep or as gentle as you need or want. A significant difference with Ohashiatsu is the unique mother- messenger hand technique which eliminates the "ouch" pain commonly associated with traditional shiatsu or other deep massage. Using palms, thumbs, forearms, elbows and/or knees, the Consultant will move around your body, applying the appropriate pressure for the type of energy in the targeted meridians. Applying stretches and rotating the limbs opens the meridians, releases blocked or stagnant energy, and gives the therapist additional assessment information throughout the session. The continuous rhythmic movement is often compared to the flowing movement of Qigong or Tai Chi.

The Result

By balancing the energy, the body and mind can follow its own natural impulse to heal itself. This deep relaxation of body and mind rejuvenates you and induces a state of harmony and peace. Benefits Relief from the common physical and emotional symptoms of stress, including:
• fatigue
• backache
• joint pain and stiffness
• muscle tension
• insomnia
• anxiety
A Shiatsu/Thai Yoga session gives you a more complete connection of body, mind and spirit. Enhanced self-awareness brings an increased ability to sense and balance your own energy, which in turn give you mastery of your own health and well being.

Helpful Tips for your Private Session

• Call as early as possible to secure your preferred time.
• Do not eat any solids or drink caffeinated or alcoholic beverages 2 hours before the session.
• Bring loose, comfortable clothing and clean socks to change into. Cotton is an ideal fabric.
• Come early to relax with a cup of tea. New clients should arrive 15 minutes early.
• Sessions last 60 or 90 minutes with at least 10 minutes of resting time to give the body time to assimilate the work before you “jump” back into your daily life.
• Kindly give us 48 hours notice to change or cancel your appointment.