For those who have never had a shiatsu massage; here's a short explanation:
Developed in Japan, Shiatsu is a style of bodywork that uses finger pressure to specific points on the body, rocking movements, stretches and joint rotations to restore the healthy flow of energy (chi in Chinese, ki in Japanese) to the body. Shiatsu is holistic, addressing the whole body rather than focusing on one area where symptoms are most obvious.
Shiatsu's name comes from two Japanese words--shi (finger) and atsu (pressure)--but a practitioner may also apply pressure using other parts of the hand, elbows and knees. You wear loose clothing for shiatsu, which is usually performed on a mat on the floor. No oil is used in this treatment.
Getting the Energy to Flow Again
By applying pressure to these tsuobos, the shiatsu practitioner identifies blockages and imbalances and gets the energy flowing smoothly once again. If the energy or ki is deficient, the practitioner introduces energy to that area with her touch. If the point is hard and painful to the touch, there is an excess of ki that they practitioner needs to drain. As with any treatment, you are in control of how much pressure you want. If the point is too tender, you can speak up and tell the therapist. A shiatsu session usually lasts between 45 minutes and an hour.
Making it a little more complicated for the Western mind is that each energy pathway is related to an organ (kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, stomach etc.) as well as an emotion or mental state (fear, sadness, anger). It's interesting, but you don't have to worry about this. If there is tenderness in your liver meridian, it doesn't mean you have liver disease. It just means that your liver energy is unbalanced.
The traditional Eastern model of health and wellness is very different from the Western model and is more about restoring health and balance to the body.
The Shiatsu massages will be given to you by Sietske. She has been practising Shiatsu for over 10 years and studied Namikoshi Shiatsu at the CSMBK in The Hague, Holland.
Her touch can be strong and deep but also very calming and gentle. Her goal is to help you release any stress and/or pain of the body and mind.
1 hour full body massage €35,-
1,5 hour full body massage 50,-
Massages will be given on a traditional Japanese futon.
You will have to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing.
If you feel like doing yoga, we can see when would be a good time to do so. We organise classes according to the wishes of our geusts.
We also offer a combination of a private yoga session followed by a Shiatsu treatment. We can then work together on a way to find the blockages in your body and try to relieve them first by a yoga session and after the yoga during a complete relaxation I will continue the work during a shiatsu treatment. Afterwards we will disguss the treatment and some possible excersises to take home with you.
Duration: between 2,5 and 3 hours
We do yoga outdoors so when it's raining there's no yoga.
The price for a class is €7,50
Yoga mats are provided for