Diagnosis of Shiatsu:

  1. At the beginning of the session, the practitioner evaluates the client to determine the patterns of imbalance that may be present.
  2. It is important to assess the “state of the Qi” in order for the practitioner to give the client the most effective therapeutic session.
  3. Then the practitioner designs a plan that will give the client the most therapeutic benefit according to their individual needs.
  4. Shiatsu uses a variety of manual techniques, including pressure, kneading, soothing, tapping, and stretching to access the vital Qi of the body.

  1. In the case where the client’s energy is low or deficient, the practitioner uses specific techniques to enhance and vitalize the Qi.
  2. When the client is over-stressed, wound-up, or anxious, the practitioner employs techniques to disperse the “excess” energy.
  3. In this way, the Qi is regulated. Shiatsu works to alleviate conditions, restore balance, and promote health.
  4. A regular maintenance program of Shiatsu is an excellent way to maintain wellness and improve vitality.
  5. This schedule will vary for each person. One Shiatsu session per month may work well to maintain balance for some.
  6. But for others, a high-stress job, family demands, an overactive lifestyle, lack of exercise, or other factors may require Shiatsu sessions on a more regular basis.