What can Shiatsu do for you?
Shiatsu is a manual therapy of Japanese origin with its roots in the ancient traditions of Far Eastern Healing and philosophy. The aim of shiatsu is to promote the processes of self healing and personal growth. A Pan Euro-pean study conducted by the Univer-sity of Leeds found that about half of the people who receive shiatsu do so primarily to maintain good health. Others go to shiatsu for a wide variety of health problems both physical and psychological. Some 90% of receivers felt calmer and more relaxed after shiatsu and around 85% felt that it had been effective in treating their symptoms. They reported improvements in problems of tension and stress, muscle and joint problems, back pain, low energy and problems with digestion, breathing and blood pressure. Almost 80% of users said that shiatsu helped them make changes in their lifestyle and up to 34% used less conventional medicine. The opinion of shiatsu users towards the therapy was overwhelmingly positive. Some quotes from the study illustrate this: “I feel more relaxed and happy about my life than I have ever been” “Shiatsu has affected every area of my life in a positive way”. The full report of the Leeds University study is available on the website of the European Shiatsu Federation www.shiatsu-esf.org
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