Cynthia Shuken MRSS (TT) - Shiatsu (Acupressure Massage) in Edinburgh
Ki: this symbol is a Japanese character which means "energy".
Sometimes called Acupressure Massage or Japanese Massage, Shiatsu is a therapy with its roots in acupuncture, Oriental massage, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It aims to promote health and relaxation through supporting the connection between body and mind.
Like many other forms of Oriental medicine, it is about working with the whole person rather than just treating specific symptoms. The therapist works with the receiver to create a treatment tailored to their needs on that occasion. Therefore, each treatment will be a little bit different; for all of us, our energy levels and state of health varies from day to day!
As in some other Oriental therapies, such as acupuncture, Shiatsu helps to promote healing by working with the energy in the meridians (energy channels) and and acupressure points to create greater harmony of body, mind and emotions. It is a deeply relaxing technique, which is useful for a wide range of physical problems, as well as for stress management and other emotional imbalances.
During a treatment, the therapist exerts pressure on acupressure points and meridians using thumbs, palms, elbows and knees, while the recipient is either lying down or sitting in a comfortable position. Most Shiatsu treatments generally cover the all body and include a some massage and joint manipulation, as well as working the energy points and meridians. The receiver remains fully clothed during the treatment.
Cynthia is a fully qualified Shiatsu therapist and member of the register of the Shiatsu Society (UK), working in the Newington area of Edinburgh. She is a co-founder, teacher, and teacher-trainer in The Shiatsu School Edinburgh.