is a form of bodywork
(originating in Japan) which involves the use of pressure and rhythm on both muscular and "meridian pathways" of
the body, based in the same 3,000+ years old Eastern Medicine that guides Acupuncturists and the martial arts such as Qi Gong
and Ta'i Chi.
The receiver wears loose, comfortable clothing during a session.
This technique is purposeful for those who have an overall sensation
of being "stuck" or "blocked" in some way. Its goal is to promote general good health, relieve muscular
tension and pain and balance the body's energy. A session often results in improved energy and circulation as well as improved
functioning of organs and musculature with an increased sense of ease.
trained in AMMA Shiatsu with Annie Campbell, Santa Fe, NM in 1994 and recently (2015 & 2016)
had the opportunity to train at Ten Thousand Waves (the premier Japanese Spa in the U.S. - Santa
Fe, NM) with Nagoya Shiatsu Master Masanori Uchida.