Kerstin Krüger - Iokai Shiatsu Therapist

Shiatsu Practice, Amsterdam East, Watergraafsmeer, Diemen

What is Shiatsu?


The shiatsu treatments and massages I offer found their origin in a long tradition of eastern medicine, specifically in Japan. Literally, shiatsu means "finger pressure". Shiatsu therapy is as old as the impulse of man to spontaneously place hands on a painful part of the body. In China and Japan, this impulse developed through the centuries into a comprehensive manual therapy. 

Shiatsu is based on the idea that behind every function there is a directing life force energy. This guiding energy is called 'chi'. In good health, chi is floating freely through the meridians, the network of life energy pathways that runs through the body and it's organs.

When the chi stream is blocked somewhere in the body, complains can arise like pain, burn out, allergies, migraine, fertility problems, irritability, sleeping disorders, depression, rheumatism.

A shiatsu therapist locates disturbances in the chi stream which have caused the complains. I treat the blocked meridians using various shiatsu techniques. From this treatment the energy is stimulated, helping it to flow freely again. This causes the muscles to relax, improves circulation and increases both vitality and the self healing ability of the body. The complaints disappear or are eased.

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