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Shiatsu is a form of bodywork based on Traditional East Asian Medicine and Japanese Acupressure techniques. Gentle to firm pressure using thumbs, fingers, knuckles and palms is applied to meridians and pressure points throughout the body.
The aim of Shiatsu is to create a strong and unimpeded flow of energy (ki) throughout the body. This means to release tension or blockages that have built up or to generate energy where it has become deficient, thus restoring balance to our bodies. By using slow, rhythmic pressure, shaking, squeezing and nurturing techniques we can help to release tension and generate energy flow in the body.
Zen Shiatsu aims firstly to soothe the nervous system and then, in this more relaxed state identify the blockages and gently help to ease them out. Thus, giving your body greater freedom to expand into a more relaxed, conscious state of being.
Shiatsu works through all the layers of the body, giving you a wholesome, thorough bodywork experience. By operating at a deeper more internal level, the cells, blood vessels, muscles, pathways, sinews, organs and even the bones are acknowledged and stimulated. One client actually said to me once that they felt their bones had had a massage!
In Traditional East Asian Medicine, meridians are energy pathways that flow throughout the body. These pathways are linked directly to our internal organs. Our organs all have a specific function and ultimately determine how we function. If our liver is overworked and burdened by over processing then this will also be reflected in our state of being. Stimulating the meridians means that our organs are also stimulated.
Shiatsu involves lots of stretching.
Some of my clients have described it as lazy mans yoga. There are specific stretches for each meridian. By stretching the body out we can create better energy flow around the whole body.
The ‘Zen’ symbolises the simplicity of it all. The breathing, the being, the sensing. No mind, just pure energy.
It’s all about bringing the mind and the body back to the present moment. To what IS.
Creating a sense of peace and balance away from the clutter and chatter of every day busy life.
Connecting you with you.
Giving you the opportunity to experience more presence in your body.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient Oriental Therapy which involves placing cups on areas of the skin with suction. By creating suction and negative pressure cupping therapy lifts connective tissue, releases rigid tissue and can loosen adhesions. Cupping therapy can also break up stagnation and bring blood flow back to stagnant areas. Cupping helps to free toxins, tension and pathogens by drawing them from the inside out. By releasing these blockages to the surface level the body is able to resolve them by dispersing them throughout the body with new blood supply and lymph activity.
“Where there is stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation and you remove the pain” - Chinese proverb.
Pain results form congestion, stagnation and blockage of Ki, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm and blood.
There are many benefits of cupping but the main benefits are;
My name is Katrine and I am passionate obout transformational bodywork. I am incredibly lucky to have grown up receiving bodywork, with a mother who was a reflexologist and massage therapist. I understood early on how useful a tool it can be from a remedial and health point of view as well as for our overall sense of well being. I believe that it is important to connect with ourselves through our bodies.
My main aim as a practitioner is to give you space to drop completely into who you are, without tension. In this state you can then experience a more spacious, present & relaxed way of being.
Certificate IV in Shiatsu - Graduated 13/01/2006
Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies - Graduated 16/9/2006
I am fully insured and have my Working with Children Check No. WWC 1692118E
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I am very fortunate to have received Shiatsu and Cupping Therapy from Katrine. I had been suffering from a frozen shoulder from a sports injury and working in pain for several months. After a few Shiatsu sessions and some cupping I was pain free and back to full range of motion. I have full trust in Katrine and have enjoyed continuing with regular sessions. I am grateful to Katrine for enhancing my life through Shiatsu. I feel more aligned in my body and energised after my sessions.
I love my Shiatsu sessions with Katrine. I deeply benefit from them as I am a dancer. I feel so relaxed and the sessions allow me to connect to my body and listen to my and aches and pains. Katrine clears all of my tension on a very deep level. Since I have been having Shiatsu my dancing has improved greatly because my body is freer and more flexible. I have found Shiatsu to be very relaxing and dynamic at the same time.
I find shiatsu furthers wellbeing and releases tensions and restrictions often deeply held in your tissue.
It is a very freeing and empowering experience that is a central part of my healthy me -maintenance program. I highly recommend it.