Shiatsu is a form of Asian bodywork, with its origins in traditional Chinese medicine. Similar to acupuncture and its diagnostic methods, Shiatsu utilizes acupoints and energy channels (meridians) in treatment.
Traditional Chinese medicine views the body differently than the Western medical view of the body as composed of organs, muscles, bones, and joints. Oriental medicine emphasizes the flow of qi (vital energy) through the body and its affect on health.
Qi regulates physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental balance. Shiatsu utilizes thumbs, fingers, palms, and elbows to apply pressure to specific points to improve qi circulation through the meridians.
Shiatsu has become a mainstream complementary and alternative medicine therapy and is offered in hospitals, medical offices, spas, and other wellness centers for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of health conditions.
• Reduces stress.
• Restores balance.
• Increases vitality.
• Reduces acute and chronic pain.
• Increases range of movement.
By improving flexibility and balance, Shiatsu can aid in reducing muscular pain, stiffness and tension. Shiatsu is also a holistic therapy for enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities. Shiatsu promotes relaxation, minimizes stress levels, improves sleeping patterns, and increases energy.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers Shiatsu and Swedish massage therapy, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.