Shiatsu Massage Therapy Shiatsu is a clinical massage/bodywork based on oriental medical theories. My style of shiatsu should rather be described as a free style deep tissue work. It’s a shiatsu that is greatly inspired by two other oriental massages, Chinese tuina and Japanese anma. I have no formal training for the latter two styles, except for private trainings with a great bodyworker, Rudy Ho of HongKong.
My work involves tapping, kneading and stretching as well as sustained deep pressure of the traditional shiatsu therapy. It is done fully clothed, and on a massage table.
The aim for the therapy is a long lasting result for pain relief and stress management.
I could also assist you with balancing of your ki(qi), your metaphysical energy of well being. For example, you’d be helped for a shift if your ki is stagnated. Or I would help you gather if it’s scattered.
Craniosacral Therapy Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands on technique, developed for stress disorders, pain and neurological conditions. The basic concept is that the cranial bones are making subtle rhythmic movement continuously in response to cerebrospinal fluid fluctuations. There is also a subtle movement of the whole body due to the fluid pressure changes around the central nervous system. The aim of the treatment is to detect disturbances in the rhythm in order to restore. And it is done on any part of the body. In my experience, it has had great results particularly for headache/migraine, tinnitus, vertigo, TMJ syndrome and a stiff neck.
Another benefit of this therapy is its ability to bring profound stillness when the cranial bones are worked on. Although the pressure is merely the weight of a dime, it can penetrate and tap into depth of your consciousness, somewhere that’s very old in you.