SHIATSU (指圧) – REIKI(霊気)


Shiatsu (指圧) and Reiki (霊気), are both methods of supporting and helping the body’s natural healing systems through the clearing blockages (hard/Jitsu) or areas with no or very little ki (chi) flowing in them (soft/Kyo). it is believed that blockages or weak areas without or very little ki (chi) and are part of a system called meridians lines ,which are channels in the body that ki (chi) moves through if they are blocked or have no flowing energy this weakness points (tsubo) slows down the body’s ability to heal itself causing illness and disease.  When there is a blockage and flow of this energy our bodies become unbalanced we suffer disease and illness.  

Our bodies need this Ki (Chi) energy for maintaining itself and helping it heal injuries or illness. These meridians connect the 12 organs that connected to 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air, and metal) with other physiological and emotional aspects of the body. Each organ and element has a Yin & Yang connection as well. 

Shiatsu & Reiki is usually performed on a futon mat, or Massage table, Chairs with the clients fully clothed. It is also performed on horses, cats, dogs.


Shiatsu (指圧) and Reiki (霊気) work together fill energy flow and removes blocks to prevent future illness. Shiatsu (指圧) and acupressure on specific points along the meridians also works to balance hormones which affects all of mind, body and spirit, especially your emotions. Reiki can easily be combined with shiatsu, acupressure, or massage, or used on its own. It is especially useful for emotional balancing, testing ki flow, learning ki flows stronger or weaker, Reiki can be use on areas of the body to sensitivity for finger pressure, and working on injured areas where massage or shiatsu would be contraindicated.

What is Shiatsu (指圧)?

Shiatsu (指圧) is Japanese for “finger pressure”; it is a type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other bodywork techniques. There is some scientific evidence for any medical effectiveness of shiatsu, but some shiatsu practitioners promote it as a way to help people relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. Shiatsu is based on universal energy circulating throughout the body through energy channels called meridians. These meridians connect the 12 organs with other physiological and emotional aspects of the body.

Shiatsu (指圧) can aid a wide range of physical and emotional conditions; from specific physical injuries to emotional difficulties. Based on the same system as Acupuncture, Shiatsu uses touch, acupressure, massage and gentle manipulation techniques to help speed up the body’s natural healing process. These techniques can help release tension, adjust your body’s physical structure, help ward off illness, promote sleep and maintain well-being.

Treatments are tailored to your needs. Shiatsu (指圧) is performed through clothing, please wear loose, warm clothing and comfortable trouser.

What is Reiki (霊気)?

Reiki (霊気), English pronunciation: /ˈreɪkiː/) is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which since has been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of complementary therapy and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of ki through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium. As a Reiki (霊気) practitioner I “channel” this Ki energy to others.

There are two main branches of Reiki (霊気), commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki (霊気) and Western Reiki (霊気) Though differences can be wide and varied between both branches and traditions, the primary difference is that Westernized forms use systematized hand-placements rather than relying on an intuitive sense of hand-positions (see below), which is commonly used by Japanese Reiki branches. Both branches commonly have a three-tiered hierarchy of degrees, usually referred to as the First, Second, and Master/Teacher level, all of which are associated with different skills and techniques.

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