Shiatsu therapy is a unique,
non-invasive manual therapy from Japan that stimulates the
body's inherent ability to heal itself. Literally translated, the word shiatsu
means "finger pressure." The therapy involves the systematic
application of pressure, using the thumbs primarily, to different points on
the soft tissues of the body in order to assess and treat a variety of
conditions. Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the body's
autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing
We offer two distinct forms
of Shiatsu at Tao Health Clinic.
Zen Shiatsu holds that all
health problems are related to imbalances in yin and yang, or disharmonies
between the internal organs and blockages to the circulation of ki, or
energy, through the meridians. A Zen shiatsu treatment begins by assessing
the abdominal region (hara), identifying meridian
diagnosis points and palpating them, the Zen Shiatsu practitioner
identifies accurately the meridians to be treated in the patient's body.
The five basic tenets of
Zen Shiatsu therapy are: a relaxed practitioner; therapy focused on penetration
rather than pressure; simple, direct, perpendicular penetration; two hands
on the patientís body at all times; and treat the entire meridian as a
Hornby is a
recognized Zen shiatsu therapist who can skillfully blend shiatsu into her
acupuncture treatments or give an exclusive shiatsu treatment to address a
host of imbalances and complaints.
Seiki shiatsu is a
natural evolution of the teachings of Shizuto Masunaga sensei and Ryokyu Endo sensei. Seiki shiatsu
is similar to Zen shiatsu in that it aims to treat imbalances and restore
The central principle of
Seiki shiatsu is peopleís inherent ability to heal themselves.
Through the application of direct, penetrating pressure Seiki shiatsu
accesses a personís sei ki, the naturally healing energy
that lies at the very core of their being. By touching the sei ki the
ja ki, sick or stuck energy, is
released and healing occurs.
Seiki shiatsu treatments
tend to be intense and the recipient can expect to experience some discomfort
as their body moves back into a state of harmony. This discomfort is small
compared to the deep and lasting healing that Seiki shiatsu can affect.
Devon incorporates the principles of Seiki shiatsu in
all his treatments but takes great pleasure in practicing the art on its
own with those who wish to experience this profound level of healing.
To book a shiatsu
treatment with either Dixie or Devon
please, visit our online booking calendar at www.taocalendar.com.
If you wish to have a complete Seiki Shiatsu session with Devon please book
60min of Manual Therapy and just let him know you wish to receive a Seiki