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Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu is a Japanese treatment, which aims to improve health by stimulating the body's natural ability to self-pressure (finger) that are spread throughout the body.

It is applied in discomfort in muscles, fibromyalgia, back pain, lumbago and sciatica, tendonitis, stiff neck, stress, insomnia, migraines, digestive disorders, pregnancy and post-childbirth, menstrual disorders ... among others.

Through gentle pressure and stretching, the "Shiatsu" manages to eliminate the contractions and back pain caused by stress and poor posture that we took throughout the day.

Shiatsu is a major regulator of the autonomic nervous system, since the pressure at depth, the nerves that run side by side and the spine, balance our autonomic nervous system, breathing becomes deeper and more relaxed. It encourages further the circulation of blood throughout the body, providing more mobility to the joints.

A Shiatsu session lasts 50 minutes to an hour. It does not use oil or cream, and is normally applied on a comfortable style of dress clothes for the person who is going to work.

Who is recommended to receive Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is recommended at any age, from children to elderly, during pregnancy and after childbirth, as a regular treatment, it stimulates the smooth functioning of physiological functions.

Contraindication receiving Shiatsu

It should not be used in: diseases, pleurisy, peritonitis, pyelitis, appendicitis, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, duodenal ulcer, liver cirrhosis, intestinal obstruction, fever or excessive physical weakness.

Shiatsu in people with Fibromyalgia

he Shiatsu Therapists consider a person as a whole, that is, holistically, treating the whole body (back, legs, feet, neck, arms and abdomen), as consider that a symptom or pain may be imbalances caused by structural or body.

In Fibromyalgia, there is widespread muscle pain accompanied by stiffness, as well as feelings of fatigue or tiredness. Among other reasons, this muscle pain is due to low levels of oxygen in the muscles, which eventually trigger a chronic fatigue. Regular Shiatsu treatment, improves circulation and helps the lactic acid (a substance that causes stiffness in the muscles), is transported to the liver, where it is reconverted into glucose and thus is achieved, relaxes muscles and reduces the muscle pain.

Shiatsu, through the pressure, modulates and establishes communication with the autonomic nervous system, helping to balance the potential decompensating that may manifest and promote the connection between the peripheral nerves that innervate the musculoskeletal system.

Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine

Shiatsu keeps a very close relationship with traditional Chinese medicine. Most lines are pressure points that correspond to the meridians of acupuncture.

Homeostasis active processes that human beings have with their environment, are sustained and articulated through a complex web of energy that flow through our body, i.e. the meridians or energy channels. These routes have the electro-magnetic according to adapt to the economy of all biological systems influences that they receive in the form of colors, smells, tastes, musical notes, solar spectrum, electromagnetic field land, and so on.

Stimulating specific points of these meridians or energy channels, is achieved harmonizing energy and regulating the individual, improving their digestive functions, endocrine and cardiovascular diseases. If there is a disorder that affects one or more of these systems, it is advisable to combine Shiatsu and Acupuncture.

Shiatsu Background

Its origins date back over 3000 years ago when the ancient Chinese sages profuse observers of nature and man, noticed that pressure on certain points in the body relieved pain where it is said, and benefited also other parts of the body furthest away from the pain and pressure point. Over the years, they developed various systems and techniques to relieve pain and help fight diseases.

The Chinese took to Japan all these techniques known as "Anma".

It was not until the middle of the XX, the "Shiatsu" was officially recognized by the Ministry of Health of Japan, thanks to the work of "Tokujiro Namikoshi" which won recognition by the Ministry of Education and Health of Japan since 1955.

This is how the Ministry of Health of Japan, defines "Shiatsu" as "treatment that, by applying pressure with thumbs and palms of the hands on certain points of the body, corrects irregularities, maintains and improves health, helps to alleviate various diseases and activates the body's ability to self. It has no side effects. "

Its name literally means finger pressure. ("Shi" finger), ("atsu" pressure)

In addition to the work of Tokujiro Namikoshi, it includes also the work developed by Shizuto Masunaga, a disciple of Namikoshi which Shiatsu is known as "Zen Shiatsu". Both styles appreciate both the physical and emotional state of the patient.

Shiatsu Courses

Shiatsu Intensive Workshop - September 22nd and 23rd.
In this workshop introduction to Shiatsu Therapy, you will learn to develop a basic session of Namikoshi Shiatsu, shiatsu genuine of Japan.

To deeper into this wonderful therapy, we offer the "Basic Course in Shiatsu" in 72 hours by the Association of Teachers of "Shiatsu Namikoshi Europe" with the following program:

October, 6th and 7th

  • Basic Shiatsu
  • Prono
  • Position of Therapist
  • Definition of "Kyo", "Jitsu"
  • Location of points of therapeutic use
  • Basic Shiatsu
  • Supine
  • "Hara"
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

November, 3rd and 4th

  • Shiatsu in lateral decubitus
  • Location of points of therapeutic use
  • TCM
  • Meridian Tour
  • The Law of Pentacoordinación < / P>

December 1st & 2nd

  • The 5-point warning
  • The 8 movements
  • Column
  • Treatment "Aspa"
  • Therapy "Sotai-ho"
  • The Energy Plan
  • Penetration of perversity in the Energy Agency.

January (weekend)

  • Treatment of Back pain
  • Treatment with cupping
  • Technical moxibustion
  • Water Movement

February, 3rd and 4th

  • Review Shiatsu lateral decubitus
  • Treatment Frozen Shoulder Torticollis and
  • Implementation of Needles "Hinaushin"
  • Wood Movement: The Fibromyalgia

March, 3rd and 4th

  • Support Treatment with Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Metamorphic Massage
  • Sprain Treatment
  • Fire Movement

March 31th and April 1st

  • Shiatsu Treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • Menstrual Disorders in Women
  • Earth Movement

May, 5th and 6th

  • Shiatsu Treatment for Allergy and Respiratory
  • Metal Movement
  • Special points of therapeutic action points "Roe"
  • Emergency medical points

June, 2nd and 3rd

  • General Practice Review Course
  • Theoretical Examination and Review
  • Delivery Certificate Course in "Shiatsu Namikoshi Europe"


  • Guide
  • Basic Shiatsu Namikoshi
  • Full Treatment Shiatsu, Shigeru Onoda
  • The Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as Carlos Nogueira Books Support Course: ( TBD)

Course is primarily of interest to professionals who want to learn Massage Therapy Technique as "Shiatsu." The program of this course is endorsed and taught by teachers from the Association Namikoshi Shiatsu Europe, which extends to the end of the Certificate Course.

Shiatsu Therapy is in the process of being regulated, it is recommended after completing the course, follow the Seminars or other training courses which enhance the learning and practice of therapy.

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1 Reviews about Shiatsu Therapy
on 23/12/2014
Hmm...shiatsu. I've never heard of it, but I always love hearing about all sorts of new medicine practices (new to the Western world that it). I think Western medicine is so obsessed with curing huge, seemingly insurmountable conditions that it far overlooks the importance of subtle healing, of treating the root gently.

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