If you have come to this web site new to Shiatsu, with or without a personal or physical problem to solve, you might ask : « Why would I try shiatsu, what might I be missing here and what new and useful experience would this bring me? »
Here are some of the benefits of shiatsu
Shiatsu acts on :
The nervous system
Loosing weight or balancing weight
The immune system
Flexibility and resistance of the body
A faster recovery after an accident or trauma
Our emotions and joy of living
Transformation of old patterns
Detox of the metabolism
Shiatsu can also assist in a life crisis, bereavement or depression, as it can with some back problems. You may come away perceiving your own self in a more spacious and peaceful or positive way, and connect better with the present moment. This short description is a small fraction of what Shiatsu may be able to offer you.
What happens during a Shiatsu session ?
A session lasts about an hour.
Shiatsu is always practiced on the clothed body, just removing belts, emptying pockets and lying on a ‘futon’ on the floor. It is good if you have not had a big meal beforehand. Your work will be solely to relax.
If possible, I prefer to meet you in my practice room in Lodève where the environment is absolutely right. However I happily also work (internationally) at your place of choice, particularly if several friends meet for Shiatsu sessions.
I also offer seated massage on a chair with sessions lasting between 10 and 20 minutes. This can be easily applied to more public events and is useful for demonstrating Shiatsu.
Shiatsu is in no way a substitute for a doctor or traditional western medicine.