Shiatsu is a hands-on healing therapy meaning finger pressure, originating in Japan and based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Therefore it affects the same meridians (also called energy channels) and points as acupuncture.
During the treatment natural body weights of the practitioner (fingers, thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees and feet) are used on these points on the body, together with stretches, joint rotations, joint manipulation and gentle rocking and twisting. The aim of this is to rebalance the flow of energy along the meridians.
Shiatsu also incorporates pressure, holding, rubbing and heating techniques, which can be deep and firm, but which are applied with sensitivity. By such a deep stimulation Shiatsu not only works on physical but also emotional and spiritual level.
Shiatsu can help with such conditions as:
- Back, neck, head, shoulder aches and pains
- Stiff muscles and joints
- Sprain and strains
- Digestive problems
- Sleeping problems
- Poor immunity
- Chronic fatigue
- Menstrual problems
- Fertility issues
- Conditions during pregnancy (please see prenatal and postnatal care)
At the clinic Barbora concentrates on wellness and how to restore health safely. To come up with customized treatment for each individual person’s current needs she investigates all aspects of one’s health such as physical health, diet, environment and emotional wellbeing. The presenting symptoms are then treated with Shiatsu massage, dietary changes, exercise advice and more.
Barbora holds Diploma in Shiatsu and oriental therapies and has trained in prenatal and postnatal Shiatsu with Suzanne Yates (UK), Awakening The Body intelligence and The Feminine with Tarnie Fullon (USA) and PediatricsEssential with Robin Green (USA). She continues deepening her Shiatsu skills by attending other relevant courses and workshops.
She is a fully accredited member of Shiatsu Association of Australia and registered with all major health funds.
Japanese Government recognized Shiatsu as a legitimate form of therapy in the mid-1950 and in May 1997, it was acknowledged by the European Commission as one of the 8th complementary medicines.