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Shiatsu on Martha’s Vineyard

June 26, 2023 ◊ By Kim Purdy

Shiatsu on Martha’s Vineyard

Shiatsu and Acupressure on 'The Vineyard'  Martha's Vineyard

The United States department of education describes Asian bodywork therapies such as Shiatsu, Acupressure, Tuina, as subsets of massage therapy and acupuncture as it works on the soft tissue and muscles.

Educationally close to acupuncture, but no needles, a five thousand years old technique, that presses and hold acupuncture points, the points are what are used in cranial sacral as well as every other therapy that uses pressure points, no point exists that is not on and of the acupuncture channels, and every point has been named for centuries, such as 'Grasping the wind" or 'Ten mile walk' there are 365 acupuncture points, so lots of names to describe the action, undertaken.

Therapeutically relaxing, different than Swedish or muscular massage in that it does not use effleurage (long, stroking movements ), on muscles, but instead the acupuncture channels are treated with hands fingers knee's and toes..and forearms and feet, yes you can have a great Ashiatsu (back walk, on futon or ceiling bar)

The point (see my blog on sticking to the point), as the points that are implemented along the channels and are connected directly to the nervous system and like acupuncture these points treated with fingers, treat the entire system, relaxes the muscles like massage therapy, but also treat the issues that are the root of conditions, all conditions have a system in the body that they control, such as the Lung is related to the respiratory system, so along with relaxing the muscles of the channel of the Lung, it also treats the root issue of Lung issues, the emotional grief that is stifling the Lungs from their natural action of descending Qi. The pressure used during treatment can be deep and therapeutic or gentle and therapeutic, always gentle, never weak.

While you are enjoying your vacation in Edgartown, or Tisbury, Menemsha  or Oak Bluffs, even while up Aquinnah, you can enjoy a great treatment at an amazing location, no car, no problem, you can be picked up for a small charge.

The educational standards for Asian Bodywork Therapy are hours wise the same as for the Swedish (muscular therapy) model with the addition of understanding Chinese medical theory point location, etc.

Looking forward to meeting you!


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