Shiatsu uses comfortable thumb pressure and palming massage to penetrate deeply into the muscles, energy channels and acupuncture points. I use the Hara to diagnose and treat both physical and emotional conditions. Shiatsu is a Holistic treatment which diagnoses and treats the root of the problem as well as the manifesting symptoms
I specialise in the energy of food – using that source of everyday energy to strengthen and heal. By using this website, you can gain insight into the connection between how you feel and the food you choose
In Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine the body is classified into yin/yang organ pairs and meridian pathways which correspond to emotions, flavours, seasons and colours. There are no good or bad foods simply foods which do and don’t suit us at this time. It’s all about connecting with the body, seeing what it wants and loving ourselves more.
- Full Shiatsu Treatment 1hr15mins incl dietary recommendations €60
- Course of 7 Shiatsu Treatments incl dietary recommendations, recipes and lifestyle plan €350 (€50 for treatments thereon after)
Dervish, Aungier Street, Dublin City Centre Clinic
- Full Shiatsu Treatment 1hr15mins (incl dietary recommendations) & Cookbook €75
- Full Shiatsu Treatment 1hr15mins (incl dietary recommendations) €65
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Shiatsu – What is it?
The word “Shiatsu” comes from “Shi”(finger) and “Atsu”(pressure) which involves comfortable pressure applied to the “acupuncture” points and energy channels in the body.
In health, a balanced condition prevails and the Qi (energy) flows smoothly along meridians (pathways). But when the body is weakened by lifestyle, emotional stress or injury, the Qi no longer flows smoothly, becoming deficient in some areas and excessive or stuck in others. The aim of shiatsu is to rebalance the persons Qi (energy).
Shiatsu will relax tight, stiff and fatigued muscles but more than a simple sports massage it will also stimulate the auto-immune system, keeping the body in its optimum state of health and well-being, physically, mentally and emotionally.
What is the connection between Shiatsu and Conscious Cooking?
Food and drink are the ultimate transformers. We take them in and they become our own. It is their energy that enables life. They are at the heart of our being but often taken for granted as they become a purely functional part of life.
In Chinese Medicine, food and drink are used for dietary healing and support. The body is classified into organ pairs and meridians (pathways) these correspond to emotions, flavours and seasons. So when I treat the body through acupressure and manipulation of specific meridians I also recommend specific foods that further support the body and bring it back to balance.
|Flavour||Season||Meridians and Organs||Properties|
|Pungent||Autumn||Lung/Large Intestine||Consolidation and Boundaries|
|Salty||Winter||Bladder/Kidney||Core Foundation of calm and being|
|Sour||Spring||Liver/Gall Bladder||Dynamic, Flexible and Effective|
|Bitter||High Summer||Heart/Small Intestine||Expansion and Joy|
|Sweet||Full Summer||Stomach/Spleen||Centering and Supporting|
For example a woman who has just had a baby or has small children may be nurturing others more than nurturing herself. This will put the stomach/spleen energy under pressure which in turn often leads to a craving for sweet foods such as chocolate (for more information see “conscious cooking” page). The Shiatsu treatment itself would be a perfect way for the mother to gain support and care for herself whilst at the same time receiving food recommendations that would appease the sweet cravings.
What to expect in a treatment
Shiatsu is usually given on a padded mat on the floor through loose, comfortable clothing and uses no oils. It works on the same principles as acupuncture but uses thumb pressure and palming massage to penetrate deeply into the muscles and energy channels. It begins with a hara diagnosis which will pin point exactly which organs and meridians need bringing back into balance. Also included are stretches and rotations of the limbs and joints all in order to balance the flow of energy in the body.
Shiatsu and Conscious Cooking treaments use Zen Shiatsu hara diagnosis techniques and a full body shiatsu treatment to give personalised recommendations as to how specific food and drink will work to support your system and/or treat a condition.
A session costs €60 and usually last for fifty minutes with extra time given to specific dietary recommendations and recipes. Treatments are an extremely relaxing and enjoyable experience; releasing tensions and supporting the body as it detoxes, transforms and regenerates. Special offer – course of 7 €50 each & €50 for each treatment thereon after.
- Headaches and Migraines
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Backache, Neck and Shoulder tension
- Stress and anxiety
- Digestive disorders such as IBS and Candida
- Joint pain & reduced mobility
- Cravings, compulsions and addictions
Shiatsu is a good way to prevent health problems.It works with the body’s autonomic nervous systemand is effective in reducing pain and helping the body cope with stress. For those with severe medical conditions it is intended that treatments and recommendations complement not substitute professional medical guidance.
If you would like more information on Shiatsu please visit www.shiatsusocietyireland.com or to read Joanne’s Magazine articles in Positive Life on the link between energy, massage and food visit http://www.positivelife.ie/2011/06/summer-recipes-2011/
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