Zen Shiatsu is ...
A traditional hands-on Japanese healing art that takes its roots from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Zen principles with influences from more recent Western Therapies such as Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Psychology.
It is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person - not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.
In practice the Zen Shiatsu Therapist uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow.
Zen Shiatsu moves...
Stagnant energy, removes blockages and creates balance in the body's energy systems. By applying pressure to energy points, the flow of energy is restored. Shiatsu Therapists facilitate this change. The body then begins to repair itself and all major systems begin to improve. The client begins to feel more empowered and more responsible for small changes so, over time, the body feels rejuvenated, calmer and more energized.
Continual stress leads to pain and illness. Ignoring the body's signals for sleep, exercise, good nourishing foods, and equally nurturing relationships, causes more stress and more illness. Clients, who realise the importance of positive change, seek Zen Shiatsu as a framework to help them make changes in their lives.
Regular Zen Shiatsu sessions can make a real difference to client’s quality of life, physically and emotionally but this is not a substitute for conventional medicine, medical examination or diagnosis.
Zen Shiatsu aims...
to shift energy around the body in such a way as to relieve areas of tension and enliven weak areas. This is effectively a collaboration between the therapist and client’s body, which will instinctively want to do the same thing, but may need a little help to get started.
Occasionally clients may have healing reactions after the first few sessions. These occur when toxins have been released during the treatment, and as these work out through the body there may be symptoms such as headache, stiffness, stomach upsets or diarrhoea, desire to urinate frequently, or lethargy. Such symptoms are transitory and soon pass. Drinking water and resting will help, as well as asking the practitioner for advice and reassurance. Emotional releases may take longer to work through, and deep-seated emotional patterns may be uncovered. As it can have profound effects on the patient's life, extra contact between sessions may be necessary to talk through the reactions to treatment.
Pascale practises Zen Shiatsu Therapy in West London…
She sees Zen Shiatsu as both preventive and complementary body therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles and the Japanese Master Shizuto Masunaga’s legacy.
Originally from France...
Pascale’s first experience with Energy and Body Work was through the practice of Martial Arts back to 20 years ago. Ever since and throughout Karate, Aikido and Tai Chi, Pascale has developed this dedication to forging her body and unifying it with her mind, thus enhancing her natural energy for a more meaningful life.
Later on and...
After few years travelling and experiencing cultural diversity, Pascale settled in the UK and discovered Shiatsu. She completed the 3-year Practitioner course and worked as a volunteer Therapist helping individuals with long-term health issues.
For her, Shiatsu together with Mindfulness is about going deeper into the understanding of her body, her emotions and the connection between the two to improve her life balance and health.
Pascale uses her experience together with her natural sensitive touch and supportive listening to encourage her clients’ body self-healing process and to accompany them on this journey to inner balance as a whole person.
This whether you are in the search of improving your health overall or experiencing particular health issues.
Pascale is a graduate of the British School of Shiatsu Do (BSS Do) and a Registered Member of the British Shiatsu Society (MRSS) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Such membership ensures excellence in safe practice, training and professional conduct.