The technique in which I am trained is Namikoshi Shiatsu, developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi. This century old body therapy has arisen within the tradition of tradition Chinese medicine.
Literally Shiatsu means the following: shi = finger, atsu = pressure. In Shiatsu pressure is exerted with the fingers and the thumbs on specific points on the body: Tsubo’s, which are located on the meridians (energy pathways) of our body.
You can compare meridians with veins, except no blood flows through the meridians, but your life energy. This life energy is called Ki (Japanese) or Chi (Chinese). You can image your Chi as clear flowing water that flows through rivers (the meridians). In a healthy person the Chi flows free and unrestrained. When the Chi is restrained or blocked, you can compare this to a dam in a river: the body becomes unbalanced, through which sickness, pain and discomforts can arise.
During the treatment I will work on the meridians and their corresponding Tsubo’s. I will also loosen the tightened muscles and blockages, allowing the Chi to flow freely through the body again. There is room for conversation, or for being quiet together. The result is that your body will be balanced again. Symptoms of disease, both physically and emotionally, can fully or partly disappear because of this.
Chronic conditions cannot be cured with Shiatsu, but Shiatsu can, however, offer support and relief, which improves the quality of life.
What else does Shiatsu do?
- Organs and tissue become balanced again.
- The skin is being stimulated.
- Muscle stiffness will be relieved.
- The nerve system will be regulated.
- Digestion will be benefitted.
- The blood and lymph circulation is stimulated.
- Build up the immune system.
- The natural healing capacity is incited.
Apart from treating the body, I can apply Shiatsu Release Therapy. This therapy helps you to let go of the things that impede you, without needing to define it with words. Purely release and thereby come closer to yourself.
“Remembrance is a form of meeting, forgetfulness is a form of freedom” (Kahlil Gibran)
The warmth of a caring touch is very important to everyone! The daily life is often a source of stress, because of which we get imbalanced. The touch and attention alone works healingly.
Auriculo (ear acupunctuur) is based on the principle that the whole body is projected on the ear. The image seems like the form of a turned fetus, with the head on the bottom of the ear, on the earlobe. Auriculo is known as therapy which is often deployed to help to stop smoking, or weight loss.
In my practice I often use Auriculo in support with sleeping problems, hormonal problems, stress problems and knotted muscles or stuck joints.
Dorn is a gentle method to correct stuck joints, crooked vertebrae, pelvic asymmetry and leg length discrepancy. During the treatment the client moves and within this the movement is being corrected. Because of this Dorn is a gentle, practically painless technique. With this method belong exercises one could do at home, to support the process.
In my practice I work with Western herbs which could be deployed according to Chinese medicine. Western herbs have the advantage that they fit into our “system”, just as we bear the fruit and vegetables from our own country the best.
All forms of therapy I apply are holistic therapies, which means that the body and mind are being approached as one whole. I look at man in its totality, mentally, physically and socially. I also take into account the background and lifestyle of the person concerned.
The treatment methods mentioned above are not a replacement of regular medicine, but it can accompany it well. It is advisable to submit your symptoms to a GP or specialist first.
In my practice, no erotic treatments are given.
The heart of Shiatsu is like mothers love, pressure of the fingers causes the spring of life to flow.
Examples of treatments:
- Musculoskeletal problems
- RSI / tennis elbow, golfarm
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Muscle and joint problems
- Baby massage (can also be taught to the parents)
- Chemotherapy: supportive treatments for fatigue and nausea
- Depression, anxiety
- Dizziness and balance disorders
- Hormonal Treatment
- Menstrual problems
- Menopausal symptoms
- Pregnancy wish
- High or low blood pressure
- Children’s problems, for example bedwetting, fears
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Antenatal care