Shiatsu (pronounced shee-at-soo) is not merely another massage system. It is a complete therapy system developed in Japan that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture/acupressure) and manipulation Traditional Japanese Massage.
In Western medicine you can use the analogy of the doctor as a repairman….Wait until the body/mind system is faulty, then repair it. In the Orient however, the analogy could be that of a gardener who constantly tends his plot, thereby ensuring healthy growth. Shiatsu covers both of these aspects – healing and promoting health. Shiatsu is based on Chinese acupuncture and the Japanese system of Anma (massage) and is occasionally referred to in the rather inexact term Acupressure. The practitioner may use fingers, thumbs, elbows and knees to apply pressure as well as incorporating gentle stretches and manipulations. On a subtle level it allows the receiver to relax deeply and get in touch with their body's own healing abilities. Treatment usually leaves a feeling of well-being and calmness.
At Pro Holistic we provide Shiatsu and massage for mums and mums to be, helping them to stay bright, energetic and happy. We know that mum's well-being is important. Evidence points strongly to maternal and newborn health benefits when regular massage is incorporated into prenatal care.