Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese healing art based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture.
TCM understand that good health is a state of harmony of the person within themselves and also with the universe around them. The Five Element Theory of: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood; relates systems and organs of the body to each element. Health symptoms, foods, seasons and emotions are all linked to each element; for example, the water element relates to the kidney and bladder; the season is winter, and the emotions are: focus and moving forward and fear.
In Shiatsu, “dis-ease” is seen as a disruption of our vital force or Ki, (or sometimes called Chi) either as a blockage or an imbalance. This could manifest itself physically or emotionally. Shiatsu healing is a mutli-level healing system.
Examination and diagnosis is achieved by listening, character analysis by voice, tongue, pulse and Hara (abdomen) diagnosis.
Shiatsu treats all health problems. The problems frequently seen at Shining Tree are Pain syndromes i.e. musculo-skeletal problems, digestive/bowel problems, hormonal problems, allergies, stress & depression.