Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that literally means “finger pressure”. Derived from Chinese medicine it places the human body on system of meridian networks in which energy (qi) flows. Qi is what animates life, growth, movement and effects change. It measures the vitality of our health so as qi flows freely, an individual is physically, emotionally and spiritually well. Under this view, a nearly infinite number of things can disrupt the delicate balance of energy, and as a result cause problems in wellness.
Conditions such as insomnia, fatigue, indigestion, anxiety, muscle tension, swollen joints, headaches or depression are viewed not as sources of discomfort, but rather as symptoms of hyperactive, deficiency, stagnate or misdirected qi. The main focus is to redistribute areas of deficiency and excess energy through acupressure and passive stretching. Zen Shiatsu is very effective by manipulating pressure points along specific meridians and relaxing the body, so they can get energy back in balance and, therefore, treat numerous ailments.