ZenTouch™/Shiatsu

ZenTouch™ is an innovative approach to traditional Shiatsu/Acupressure and Oriental bodywork developed by Seymour Koblin. It is performed on a mat wearing loose and comfortable clothing, this healing therapy creates balance and brings awareness to the body-mind-spirit utilizing stretching techniques, pressure points and energy balancing.

The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that Qi or Ki (vital life-force energy) flows throughout the body through a series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons, Qi can stop flowing freely and this then produces “lack of energy” symptoms. Your Shiatsu practitioner will consider your state of health, the symptoms you are experiencing and, depending on your constitution and general energy levels will use a variety of techniques to improve your energy flow. These may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on the meridians and, when appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches. As the quality of Qi changes, the symptoms associated with a lack of flow will gradually improve. ZenTouch is also based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, plus the Yin-Yang and Five Element Theory to balance meridian energy channels.

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