Clothes-on Japanese style of Asian Bodywork Therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Anatomy and Physiology. Shiatsu means finger pressure and Anma means kneading and pulling. Techniques include pressing with palms, fingers and elbows, kneading, tapping, stretching, and range of motion exercises.
The goal is to promote the flow of Chi or energy in the body, relax the muscles, and restore a feeling of wellbeing. Shiatsu works the same energetic system as Acupuncture without the needles. Meridians are lines of energy that run throughout the body and relate to overall health and function, as well as one’s spiritual and emotional balance. TCM holds that mind and body are one, so all aspects must come into balance together.