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Clinical Shiatsu (DVD)

HICKEY John [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 0182064000018

Real Bodywork 1st Edition

AU $59.95
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The word shiatsu literally means "finger pressure. Shiatsu is an energetic Japanese pressure-point massage system. It has its origin from Chinese acupuncture, Shiatsu uses finger and thumb to stimulate the pressure-points and balance body's energy or Qi. Shiatsu is usually delivered with the thumbs. However, some practitioners will use their fingers, palms, elbows -- and even feet -- to achieve the desired effect. Usually shiatsu practitioner will apply pressure not just to a few points on the body. The goal here is twofold: to release energy (qi in Chinese, ki in Japanese) in areas where it may be blocked or stagnating, and to bring energy back to areas that are depleted. In addition to applying pressure, shiatsu practitioners may manipulate the soft tissue over and around meridians, and perform passive and active stretching exercises as part of treatment.

Shiatsu is an excellent form of pain relief. Research has shown that applying extensive pressure initiates the release of endorphins, natural pain-killing substances produced by the body. Shiatsu may also lower the levels of adrenaline and other stress hormones, producing a relaxing effect.

This DVD will show you how to use Shiatsu to treat back and neck pain, with advanced assessment tools and meridian pairing techniques. This comprehensive DVD covers the majority of the primary meridians, and includes multiple sequences that you can use to vary your work on each client. It also includes Back-shu Points, Ashi points, evaluation in terms of excessive or deficient, chi or blood stagnation, a meridian review and much more. The most advanced Shiatsu video available!
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About the Author
John Hickey LAc. is a licensed acupuncturist, he has been teaching and practicing shiatsu and Oriental Medicine for over 20 years. He practices a specific style of Shiatsu called Shiatsu Anma. Based on both the theory of acupressure energetics originating from Chinese medicine and massage techniques of Japanese origin, Shiatsu Anma Therapy addresses illnesses and painful conditions in the body stemming from blockages in the flow of energy, or chi, within the acupuncture meridian (channel) system. John teaches shiatsu in Carpentaria, California.

Running Time: 2 Hours

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Massage      Oriental massage      Shiatsu     

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