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To bring into the present

the wisdom of the past.

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Principles and effects of Shiatsu

"The Heavenly Way, is to reduce the excess
to increase the insufficient".  Lao Tseu

Shiatsu is a therapeutic treatment close to massage. It derives directly from Traditional Chinese medecine. Practiced by pressure ("ATSU" in Japanese) from the thumbs ("shi"), stretching and joint mobilization, Shiatsu promotes the circulation of Ki throughout the network of meridians, restoring the balance between the areas in need of energy ("kyo") and those with excess energy ("jitsu").

In addition to its immediate effects, inducing relaxation of the body, calming the mind and a sense of bodily well-being, Shiatsu improves the functions of digestion, elimination and circulation.

Shiatsu is also effective in cases of fatigue, anxiety, sleep problems, low resistance to stress and winter illnesses, muscular stiffness, back pain and various tension throughout the body.

Finally, a session of Shiatsu is a privileged moment where one encounters oneself, which helps develop a physical feeling and consciousness of the energy that circulates throughout the body. A key role of a Shiatsu practitioner is to help the patient to perceive his own vital energy, and to instill the desire to take daily care of it.

Shiatsu is one of eight alternative approaches to health designated as "non-conventional medicine of interest" by a vote in the European Parliament in 1997.