Frequently Asked Questions


Is Energy Shiatsu Religious, Scientific, Medical?
General Treatment Benefits and Questions
What are different types of treatments out there?
What type of healing treatment is best for me?

 

Is Energy Shiatsu religious?

The practitioner is on his very own and personal path of free-thinking / New Age spirituality and world philosophy that embraces oneness, loving compassion, and complete tolerance of any belief. This path, as well as Energy Shiatsu, is not religious, not evangelistic, not a cult, there is no doctrine to study, and there is nothing to join or convert to anything.

Energy Shiatsu is a hands-on healing and energy work that holistically balances body using most positive divine forces in order to help the body heal. Incidentally and indirectly, Energy Shiatsu may inspire taking responsibility for creating positive changes in your life, and foster own, personal and unique search for God or Higher Power.

During divinely-inspired and guided energy work, the practitioner connects with the Highest Light and Vibration of Spiritual essence of one or more of:

• Patient's and/or Practitioner's Higher Self, Guides, Intelligent Innate Body, Soul, and/or Spirit
• Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael, Archangel Metatron, Archangel Chamuel, and/or others if present
• Gaia (Mother Earth) and Jesus of Nazareth (compassionate and non-religion-affiliated "friend and brother" Christ)
• Wise Ancestors, Courageous Veterans, Previous Generation Key Contributors to Peace, Health and Evolution, etc.

How is Energy Shiatsu Holistic?

In addition to alleviating current physical discomforts, Energy Shiatsu practitioner looks at relevant environmental, social, spiritual, biological, emotional and mind imbalances such as bad habits, limiting beliefs or negative thought patterns that on some deeper level cause or reinforce the problems. All these could be current, recent, or more distant such as from childhood or previous lifetimes. The faster the imbalances are caught and addressed, the less physical manifestation (such as discomfort or illness) is needed (eg. to get our attention), and the less time and effort is required to restore well-being.

There is a saying that when something is wrong, one first hears a whisper in the ear (intuition or bad feeling), then a tap on the shoulder (some stronger message or light injury), and if both are ignored, one gets a 2x4 to the head (ie. a serious accident, injury, or illness). There is much more to a human in general that meets the eye. In addition to various esoteric energies such as Consciousness, Auric, Chi, and Higher Vibrational soul-level ones, there are the Spiritual Body, Mental Body, Emotional Body, and Physical Body, as well as the Innate. All of the Energies and Bodies are Intelligent in their own way and are here to support us. Therefore it is really important to learn about them or at least listen to and work with them in order to evolve faster toward a better and more fulfilling life that our Soul desires for us. This is the Divine Law and Promise, and also a significant ingredient in the Energy Light Coaching.

Is the Energy Shiatsu energy real? Can it be seen?

The Multi-dimensional / Consciousness / Auric / Chi energies are real and can be observed by some humans. Just like the unseen and therefore "obviously non-existing" germs were discovered through an invent of a microscope, these energies will be verified and studied by scientists with new and different kind of devices when the time is right.

Likewise, energies of love, magnetism and gravity will also be directly observable, not just their effects. Examples? Can you feel and explain the definitively and clearly existing love energy between life partners, mother and child, family members, or human and pet? Or have you ever watched a movie or a TV show (scripted or reality) and have been moved to tears by love, compassion, cooperation, unity, or other positive action or emotion (a.k.a. "e-motion", energy in motion) emanating from the screen? How do you feel when you enter a peaceful and beautifully decorated hotel or spa with a soft music playing in the background? Compare it to watching or hearing a news channel with an overdramatic commentary of bad news: this energy elicits anxiety, fear, frustration, depression, or destructive separation and anger. Or how about sitting next to a grumpy person vs a peaceful grandmother? Can you feel it? The energy is definitely real, and the more loving and compassionate it is, the better it feels and the more it heals.

By the way, consider this fact next time you're at a gym or restaurant, or at home. If there are TV's there with bad news at a loud enough volume, the processes of your energy production (digestion or motivation) or cell re/building (lean muscle growth or recovery) are very much compromised or even destructive. See this in action on YouTube: search snowflake, rice or plant experiments with words spoken to them. Need to stay informed? There are better time and place for that other than the gym or restaurant, as well as other options for the means, such as the Internet where you're in control of the choice of news, the source, form of delivery, and type of commentary. Lastly .. Yes, affirmations do work very well when done correctly. Feel free to ask about it during your next Energy Shiatsu session.

Is Energy Shiatsu scientific/medical?

Energy Shiatsu is based on many well-established and mainstream documented medical and alternative medicine practices. In addition, Energy Shiatsu utilizes many cutting edge developments in Quantum Physics such as entanglement (Oneness) and multiverse realities (eg. past/future/parallel worlds in the Now); as well as more and more accepted into the mainstream science Spiritual hypotheses. As an example, this article provides a well articulated medical-scientific insight into esoteric abilities of humans, who utilize pineal gland to metabolise Sun-energy for nourishment.

In my humble opinion based on 10+ years of spiritual study and experience, if God, the Creative Source, created the ever-existing Universe and all life (including the life we don't know about), God must have also created all physics and chemistry principles to sustain that life. The billions-years-old Intelligent Design of our rotating galaxy, stars and planets, as well as all forms of life on Earth, could not have possibly happen that fast through merely random/natural evolution, but had to be biased towards support of life (eg. creation of a photosynthesis process). We, current humans, merely study the intricacies of these pre-existing sciences and utilize the findings to evolve ourselves, eg. making our lives easier. There is of course much more to it, but let's leave our exploratory dialogue for another time.

Is Energy Shiatsu LGBTQI friendly?

Yes, totally. Energy Shiatsu embraces oneness of all, anyone and anything. This includes LGBTQI community, all backgrounds, all races, all religions, all Myers Briggs personality types, whatever! If you're interested in Energy Shiatsu you are very welcome to experience it.

What are the benefits of receiving ongoing Energy Shiatsu treatments?

Single session can bring great positive results, and if done frequently, the results become cumulative. The more you connect with the Spiritual energy, the better and healthier you feel. You become:

  • more genuinely joyful and lively as if the inner-batteries had been fully recharged
  • more creative, peaceful and capable when dealing with life's challenges
  • physically renewed and enhanced including:
    • younger looking skin
    • better vision and hearing
    • stronger immune system
    • lean muscle growth
    • longer life (through 'perfect' replication of cells), and
    • increased esoteric / psychic capabilities
  • and much more

How many sessions do I need?

The number of treatments depends on individual's condition, length of time the condition has been present, and the level of individual's self-care with intent to heal. Most conditions noticeably improve after one treatment, or in some cases even completely. However otherwise, it may take 5-10 or more treatments over 3-12 or more months to address all root-causes that keep the condition around or returning. These may include ergonomic, environmental, emotional, mental, karmic and consciousness.

What does a bodywork treatment do?

In general terms and through a variety of techniques, bodywork treatments increase blood and oxygen flow and circulation, increases flexibility and mobility, decreases pain and inflammation, lowers resting and overall heart rate, relieves muscles of aches, stiffness and soreness, and creates an overall sense of relaxation and wellness.

Are there any restrictions to receiving a massage treatment?

If you have a serious or acute medical condition, you should clear massage with your doctor first. Back pain, headache, blurry vision, loss of appetite and other symptoms could signal a serious injury or underlying medical condition. Likewise if you notice unusual changes in your body that you can’t easily explain, consult your doctor first before treating the problem with a massage. If you’re injured or sick, a massage could make the situation worse. Please contact your healthcare provider before receiving Shiatsu bodywork if you have high blood pressure, heart condition, any chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, or are pregnant.

 

What are different types of healing / bodywork treatments out there?


Most healing / bodywork treatments fall into two main categories:

Feel free to ask your practitioner for a recommendation of high quality practitioners of the listed modalities.

Relaxation Treatments or Massage Options


Energy Shiatsu – a gentle and meditative combination of divine Reiki and Healing Touch energy (see Reiki below), and Shiatsu deep tissue massage, which involves precise thumb pressure on specific pressure points. Energy Shiatsu is designed to induce deep relaxation, full rest of the body and mind, and restoration of well-being and vitality. Physical cleansing and/or regeneration of cells, organs, tissues or bones may also occur, if appropriate. Energy Shiatsu is performed on a massage table with the patient fully clothed.

Reiki or Healing Touch – with no or minimal touch practitioner channels esoteric/divine energy in a particular pattern to heal, harmonize, balance or restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced. Main benefits include deep relaxation, clearing of energy blockages, detoxification of body systems, new vitality in the form of healing Universal life energy, and increase of vibrational/divine frequency of the body. Reiki and Healing Touch are usually performed on a massage table or in a chair with the patient fully clothed.

Swedish or Therapeutic massage – most commonly known massage for stress relief, relaxation and releasing of cramped or tense muscles. Swedish is a whole body massage, while Therapeutic massage focuses on specific areas or problems. Using oils and pressure or rubbing, the main purpose of these massages is an increase of the oxygen flow in the blood, release of toxins from the muscles, and stretch ligaments and tendons. The massages also stimulate the skin and nervous system while soothing the nerves at the same time. They reduce physical and emotional stress, and therefore regular sessions are highly recommended for stress management.

Hot Stone massage – deep relaxation is induced by gliding or placing smooth heated cobble stones over different points on the body. As the heat penetrates deep into the muscles, it soothes and melts away tension and stress. It also calms nervous system, helps increase circulation of both blood and lymph systems, and simulates the body’s natural self-healing energies.

Reflexology – holistic healing technique applied to feet and sometimes hands aimed to induce a state of balance and harmony in the body, mind and spirit. It is based on a principle that areas on feet (and hands) correspond to all the parts and organs of the body. Pressure applied to specific points on feet (or hands) clears congestion and restores normal functioning and health in the connected related areas.

Craniosacral therapy – gentle touch and manipulation from cranium (skull) to sacrum (pelvis bone) to regulate cerebrospinal fluid and its "respiration" along the spine to relieve headache stress and tension.

Lomi Lomi – Hawaiian massage method uses spiritualism, rubbing techniques and direct pressure to encourage whole-body health and spiritual harmony.

Aroma or Ayurvedic Therapy – using a combination of different essential oils together with a hand or palm massage, a revitalizing balance is achieved on physiological and emotional levels.

Chair massage – designed for quick on-the-go fully clothed sessions for quick relief, mostly only of shoulders, neck and back. Usually there is lack of privacy that prohibits full relaxation.

Palliative massage – soothing and nurturing massage for people with terminal illness, degenerating disease, chronic stress, or with aches and pains of an aging body. The goal is offer comfort and freedom from pain.

Deep Tissue, Mixed or Specialized Massage Options


Energy Shiatsu – a relatively gentle and soothing yet deliberate and precise deep tissue massage with an addition of a guided breath work and divine Reiki and Healing Touch energy to ensure a deep and lasting tension release. Energy Shiatsu is a highly customized treatment utilizing Tokujiro Namikoshi style of Shiatsu. It stimulates key pressure points along body Meridians to restore physical well-being. Energy Shiatsu, just like true Japanese Shiatsu, is not painful. Energy Shiatsu is performed on a massage table with the patient fully clothed. See Shiatsu below, and Reiki / Healing Touch above for more information.

Shiatsu – a unique, non-invasive treatment designed to stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Shiatsu helps restore the body systems to work at their optimal level and make you overall healthy. Shiatsu helps melt away muscle tension and work-related stress, headaches and back pain. The true Japanese Shiatsu is not supposed to be painful - it is gentle and soothing. It can balance all body systems including skeletal, muscular, nervous, integumentary, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Shiatsu is performed on a massage table or padded floor with the patient fully clothed.

Chinese Shiatsu or Tui-na (or Japanese Anma) – a Chinese form of deep tissue treatment designed to open and balance body’s energy centres and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. It uses gentle brushing or very firm kneading, rolling, pressing, rubbing, shaking, lifting and squeezing. Chinese Shiatsu or Tui-na are usually performed on a massage table, either with oils over bare skin or with the patient fully clothed.

Deep Tissue massage – a massage that focuses on deeper layers of muscle tissue and aims to release chronic muscle pain or tension. It annihilates muscle fiber knots, removes toxins, treats stiff and painful spots, and can break up or eliminate muscle scar tissue. Due to the invasive nature of this massage, it can be painful during and right after the session, with most relief from soreness manifesting within a day or two. This type of massage is ideal for athletes or people undergoing physiotherapy. It usually uses oils over bare skin.

Sports massage – combining Deep Tissue massage, Shiatsu, Swedish massage, and optionally Myofascial Release sports massage is designed primarily for highly active people. It identifies and addresses problems areas before they develop into injuries (or treats injuries), increases range of motion and performance, increases or restores suppleness and elasticity, frees muscle adhesions, and increases body awareness reminding to be more diligent with stretching after workouts.

Thai or Tibetan massage – an active and energizing massage involving manipulation, movement, stretching, kneading, and even being walked on. Thai massage improves energy, flexibility, and overall well-being. Tibetan massage adds sophistication of 5 basic elements (earth, water, fire, wind, space) and may involve acupressure, Reiki and Myofascial release techniques. Both are usually performed on a padded floor with the patient clothed.

Orthopedic massage – often part of a rehabilitation program following an injury, orthopedic massage treats specific condition or area of the body.

Trigger Point therapy – similarly to but unlike Deep Tissue massage which works directly with the problem areas, Trigger Point massage focuses on specific areas of the body that affect or trigger other parts of the body. The practitioner works deeply on the source problem muscles to release and unclutch the destination problem muscles.

Neuromuscular therapy – a subset of Trigger Point therapy where a highly trained practitioner applies pressure to areas that are sensitive to touch or with muscle spasms to treat injuries, chronic pain involving muscular or nervous systems, poor circulation or posture problems. Neuromuscular therapy might be painful at first, but it should relax as circulation of oxygen and blood is restored to the muscles.


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What type of treatment is best for me?

Feel free to ask your practitioner for a recommendation of high quality practitioners of the listed modalities.

Relaxation Treatments and Massages


"Centering" / Balancing / Relaxation / Psychological Healing / Emotional Healing / Spiritual Healing
Healing or therapeutic touch with energy work on heart and mind:
• Energy Shiatsu, Energy Talk Therapy, Energy Life Coaching
• Reiki, Healing Touch, Aroma, Craniosacral, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Palliative

Slightly Sore / Stiff / Tight Muscles
Loosen the muscles and stimulate circulation:
• Energy Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Tibetan, Hot Stone

Stress / Tension / Poor Sleep / Anxiety / Depression
Relax mind and body and create a sense of peace and well-being:
• Energy Shiatsu, Swedish, Aroma, Craniosacral

Headaches / Migraines / Sinus Problems / Breathing disorders
Relieve tension to feel at ease:
• Energy Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Swedish, Reflexology, Aroma

Arthritis / Joint Pains
Reduce inflammation and ease aches and pains:
• Energy Shiatsu, Swedish, Reflexology, Aroma

Digestive problems / Circulatory problems
Stimulate key pressure points:
• Energy Shiatsu, Reflexology

Cancer / Tumors
Complement Western medicine with a relaxation massage or Energy work to reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment, eg. reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, depression, and improve immune system.

Deep Tissue, Mixed or Specialized Massages


Very Tense Shoulders / Neck / High-Mid-Low Back
Mixed approach: first relax the mind, release tension, and calm nervous system; then work muscles deeply:
• Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Energy Shiatsu
• Tui-na, Deep Tissue, Tibetan, Thai

Sitting work: Shoulders / Forearms / Hands / Fingers / Carpal Tunnel
Deep and slow pressure to soothe symptoms:
• Thai, Tibetan, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Energy Shiatsu

Sore / Achy / Tired Feet / Calves / Legs
Rejuvenate and restore circulation flow:
• Reflexology, Hot Stone, Tibetan, Thai, Sports Massage, Energy Shiatsu

Mild or Medium / Uncomfortable / Chronic Pain / Repetitive Strain
General targeted manipulation:
• Energy Shiatsu, Thai, Tibetan, Deep Tissue, Tui-na, Sports Massage

Sports / Physically Active / Maximum Performance
Specific targeted manipulation or energy work:
• Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Tui-na, Thai, Tibetan, Energy Shiatsu

Injury / Illness Rehabilitation
Physical and Energy work:
• Orthopedic, Trigger Point / Neuromuscular, Sports Massage, Energy Shiatsu

Fibromyalgia
• Ongoing Energy Shiatsu, Swedish massage, Thai massage, nurturing touch or gentle rocking to soothe aches
• Energy Shiatsu, Acupressure, Lomi Lomi, or Myofascial Release to refresh circulation and decrease spasms
• Pool/Water Exercise for increased movement
• Custom by-feel protocol including full body relaxation, movement of lymphs, and nutritional detox
• Energy Shiatsu, Craniosacral therapy, Aroma therapy, Qi-Qong, Yoga to reduce stress and enable self-healing
• Energy Talk Therapy or Life Coaching for emotional and mental energetic release and stress reduction


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