Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage based on Anma Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure), however, we use our hands, forearms, elbows, and sometimes knees and feet to give deep, penetrating yet comfortable pressure. In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points (Tsubos) along the energy channels (Meridians) of your body, gentle stretching and range of motion techniques are applied to open the energy channels, and encourage the flow of Ki (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Shiatsu Workshops are offered throughout the year. These workshops can provide Continuing Education Units for National Certification (NCBTMB) as well as for NYS registration requirement.
If you would like to know more about workshops, please check my Workshop page on this website and contact me for more inforamtion.