What is Shiatsu?


Shiatsu is an acupressure healing method from Japan. Master Shizuto Masunaga is a father of Zen Shiatsu, which he developed in the 1950's.

Master Masunaga advanced the traditional energy channels used in acupuncture and identified a more comprehensive system: the extended meridian system. Master Masunaga developed a dynamic model of bodywork by adding his broad knowledge of physiology and psychology to the foundations of Oriental medicine.

How does Zen Shiatsu Work?

Zen Shiatsu is about giving support while encouraging natural change. At Blue Morpho Body and Mind a treatment is given through clothing, usually on a mat on the floor. Before a Zen Shiatsu session, the therapist enters a deep meditative state of Zen. In this state she can detect any imbalances in the patient's body. Alternating pressure with stretching, the therapist can adjust the energy flow in the meridians, which naturally dissolves blockages.

In Oriental medicine disease is understood as a blockage in the flow of energy in the meridians. Headache, indigestion, and back pain are all manifestations of disruption in energy flow. By releasing blockages and encouraging the flow of energy, Zen Shiatsu massage alleviates symptoms and restores health and wellbeing.

The Benefits of Zen Shiatsu Massage

  • Reduces tension in the body and alleviates pain, so it is good for physical pain including headaches, migraine, back pain and leg pain.
  • Facilitates elimination of waste products from the body by promoting healthy digestion, urination and bowel movements.
  • Builds the immune system by improving the quality of sleep and helping with insomnia.
  • Strengthening circulation and regulating endocrine and nervous systems.
  • Helps maintain vitality in active people by promoting flexibility, balance and awareness.
  • Supports healthy transitions in the mother and baby throughout pregnancy.
  • Eases emotionally distress by lifting the mood and calming the mind, helping with anxiety and depression.

We offer ZEN SHIATSU Massage at Blue Morpho Body and Mind in Edinburgh - the introductory price for 1 hour treatment - only £40

To book your session call on 07749627712, 0131 5569562 or email on massage@bluemorphocentre.co.uk

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