Zen Shiatsu is a holistic form of full body therapy developed by Shizuto Masunaga. Based on Acupressure’s system of points and meridians, it addresses the ki/chi energy channels that nourish and feed the internal organs, glands, tissues, nerves and muscles. It uses slow, gentle and rocking movements to promote relaxation and to elongate and release the muscles. Full body stretches open up the meridian channels to clear areas of blockage. Working with rhythmic breathing oxygenates the body to further detoxify and promote healing.
The experience of Zen relates to oneness and simplicity. It was designed with beginning, middle and end to bring complete balance and harmony to the body. Using two-handed techniques, one hand being supportive (Yin) and the other active (Yang), this application of direct pressure releases lactic acid and carbon dioxide from the tissues and allows the ki (life force) to circulate freely.
Shiatsu sessions engage the receiver’s breath, uses full range of motion, includes abdominal assessment and employ fingers, thumbs, palms, heels of hands, fists, forearms, elbows, knees, and tiger’s palm. Sessions are done fully clothed on a traditional floor mat.
Marie Saito’s Zen Shiatsu is a sublime experience- healing, relaxing, and energizing all at once. Her expert hands knead out stress and infuse my body with ease and vitality. Her hands work nothing short of magic. .. Wendy W .. More testimonials …
“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” – Hippocrates
60 min: $90
90 min: $125
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