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Phone: (802) 236-6396
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What is Shiatsu?


'Shiatsu' is the Japanese word for 'finger pressure' and works much like acupuncture without needles in that it is based on the same medical model and uses the same energy channels and points. Shiatsu is performed through loose, comfortable clothing. Techniques range from gentle pressure and restorative stretching to deep tissue work and dynamic release of habitual and unconscious constrictions in the muscles and fascia.  

Shiatsu uses Oriental Medicine-based assessments to treat the entire bio-energetic system including the physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic aspects.  A Shiatsu treatment promotes, maintains, and restores health on many levels at once. 


Shiatsu therapists are trained to identify energetic blockages in the body even before symptoms arise, hence the saying,  "the cure always comes before the illness."  A blockage may ultimately lead to symptoms if ignored. Shiatsu practitioners can restore the body's vital energetic balance with proper assessment and regular Shiatsu bodywork. Learn more about our bodywork services.


Why Choose Shiatsu?


Shiatsu is non-invasive and effectively taps into the deepest layers of the body/mind to relieve stress, anxiety and contribute to overall well-being. It can even release traumas from the past that are still reactive in our tissues. 

Shiatsu combines the nurture of a massage with the holistic balancing of acupuncture. In the U.S., Shiatsu is one of the main therapies within the larger profession of Asian Bodywork Therapy. Many professional Massage Therapists are learning Shiatsu to better understand the holistic benefit of an Oriental Medicine approach.

Shiatsu may be used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions, including headaches, asthma, PMS, digestive issues, eating disorders, fatigue, insomnia, Fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, and musculoskeletal pain, including low back, neck, and joint pain.

............................................ The cure always comes before the illness ............................................

Instructor,  Michael DeAgro  describes how advanced Shiatsu techniques address emotional syndromes like PTSD.


One of the fundamental concepts of Shiatsu is the notion that there is a vital energy in our body that underlies all functioning. This energy flows in specific pathways called meridians. A healthy body has an unobstructed abundant flow of energy. 

Shiatsu can restore energy flow which in turn can gently correct the alignment of joints and bones and promote proper functioning of the organs and glands. Shiatsu can help release tension, negative emotions, and trauma, to restore a feeling of well-being.

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