Shiatsu – how it works?
At the beginning of a treatment, a short conversation takes place in which the current wishes and needs are in the foreground. Is it rest and relaxation or alleviation of complaints? Every treatment is individual.
During the treatment the client lies in comfortable clothing on a soft futon mat on the floor or on the massage couch. The previous conversation and the energetic findings decide on the meridians to be treated and the treatment technique.
The meridians are treated with gentle pressure (thumbs, hands, elbows or knees) and flowing movements. Rotation and stretching movements are desired and complement the treatment procedure.
Clients often perceive this as a release of blockages and as a restart of the energy flow.
Shiatsu is a calm and gentle form of treatment. The treatment takes place in silence and lasts approximately 45 minutes.
The aim of a treatment is to stimulate self-healing and regulation processes on a physical, mental and spiritual level, to promote relaxation and contact with inner resources, and to prevent complaints.
With which complaints does Shiatsu help?
In the therapeutic field of application Shiatsu is aimed at people who wish to actively integrate physical and energetic impulses into their recovery process. From the energetic regulation ability – which is inherent in everybody – the following complaints and disease patterns, for example, can dissolve.
The list is not exhaustive:
- headaches, migraines
- neck, back or shoulder pain
- Nervousness and restlessness
- Digestive disorders
- for stress reduction and relaxation in case of overload
- Burnout, depression, anxiety
- Eating disorders
- for menstrual and menopausal problems
- for holistic support during pregnancy or postnatal care
Shiatsu is a recognised method of complementary therapy and can be used to treat medical or psychological complaints in addition to medical treatment, but it cannot replace it.
Research data and case studies
There are numerous data and studies on the effectiveness of Shiatsu as a complementary therapy. Experience reports of many clients also document the effectiveness of Shiatsu. Summary of currently available data and study results on the use and effects of Shiatsu, by Peter Itin and Barbara Frank (2009, 2012)
A European-wide representative study by the University of Leeds, England. Shiatsu: Experience and Effect, by Andrew F. Long, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds (2007). Further case studies can be found here.
Honorarium (Shiatsu, Moxibustion, Cupping)
My rate is CHF 135.00 per 60 minutes. The duration of the treatment is individual and is charged in 5-minute intervals, Tarif Rate 590. As a rule, health insurance companies contribute to the costs (within the framework of supplementary insurance for complementary therapies). Ask your individual health insurance company about their benefits. If you are prevented from attending, please cancel 24 hours before the start of therapy. If you do not show up – without cancellation – we will charge for the session.