Shiatsu is a Japanese technique that uses “Shiatsu points” to enhance your body’s natural healing ability and prevent the progression of disease. Shiatsupractors use their thumbs, fingers, and palms to press on these points to affect your body’s various systems and treat various issues. M Madeleine Townsend is an experienced practitioner of Shiatsu in Kingston, offering patients an alternative therapy technique for treating pain and illness.
Some of the major Shiatsu points on the body include the Integumentary, Muscular, Nervous, Circulatory, Skeletal, Endocrine, and Digestive systems. These reflex areas should not be confused with the Chinese meridians used in acupuncture, though they are based in common principles.
The essence of Shiatsu is to combine diagnosis and therapy. The thumbs, fingers, and palms of a trained Shiatsupractor are sensitive enough to detect irregularities in the skin, muscle, or temperature. Contact us today to learn more about this therapy technique or to book a treatment.