I have been practicing Shiatsu since 1998.
I studied at the prestigious Ohashi institue in New York City and since then I have maintained an active practice. Either at my home in New York City or wherever I travel.
Shiatsu is a Japaneese massage in which the pressure is applied to particular points of the body to ease aches, Pains, tension and fatigue as well as to maintain health and vitality.
The word Shiatsu in Japanese literally means "finger pressure" but pressure is also applied to the body with the palms of the hands, elbows and knees for added intensity.
Stretching is also applied to the body to increase flexibility and loosen the muscles.
A session lasts sixty minutes and focusses on balancing the flow of energy in the body through the meridians, the pathways of the energy.
By promoting the steady and unimpeded flow of energy and rebalancing flows where they have become either excessive or deficient, health is optimized with the added benefits of relaxation and rejuvenation.
My continued practice and study of healing arts for over twenty years have influenced my approach towards the body-mind connection, which in turn continues to inform my body work practice.