Shiatsu treatments

Approach to Tsubo Areas

In my Shiatsu practice, I use a mixture of techniques: for example, the Tsubo areas play a crucial role in promoting the person’s well-being. These points and areas find specific locations in the body where various physiological elements converge, such as blood vessels, lymphatic pathways and internal secretion glands. These points and areas find specific locations in the body where various physiological elements converge, such as blood vessels, lymphatic pathways and internal secretion glands.

Harmonization of Tsubo Points

Gentle but intentional pressure applied to these areas promotes better circulation, improves the flow of lymphatic fluids, and promotes the proper functioning of internal glands. Tsubo points are essentially energetic junctions that reflect the interconnected nature of the various systems of the body. By applying pressure on these points, Shiatsu practitioners try to harmonize the body’s energy, promoting a sense of balance and relaxation. This approach supports the body’s natural ability to stay healthy and maintain optimal health.

Contribution of Meridians to General Wellbeing

In the practice of Shiatsu, the exploration and stimulation of the Meridians, together with their interconnected pairs of Zang and Fu, Yang and Yin, contribute significantly to the overall well-being of the recipient. Meridians are energy pathways that run through the body and carry life force or “Qi”. By delving into these paths, Shiatsu practitioners aim to balance the flow of energy, addressing both the physical, anatomical-muscular and emotional aspects. We are a system: cognitive, emotion, instinct.

Harmonization of the Meridians and the Zang and Fu Organs

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zang and Fu represent paired organs and viscera, each associated with specific functions. Through treatment along all the Meridians and their corresponding pairs, I try to restore the harmony of the body’s energy system. This implies not only an initial relief of physical ailments, but also the recognition of the emotional and energetic aspects of the recipient (Uke in Japanese). In this way, the practice aims to promote an all-round sense of balance, benefiting both the Uke’s physical health and emotional well-being.

Identification and Correction of Energy Imbalances

In the realm of Shiatsu, identifying and correcting energetic imbalances is achieved through a thoughtful combination of attentive listening and a series of pressure techniques. This approach goes beyond treating physical symptoms, taking into consideration the intricate interplay of energy within the body. Attuned to the recipient’s subtle cues, I engage in careful listening to discern areas of imbalance.

Various Pressure Techniques for Wellbeing

The repertoire of techniques includes the use of palms, thumbs, double thumbs, elbows and meridian stretching. By applying pressure with various parts of the hand and body, I try to release tension, improve circulation and stimulate the body’s recovery mechanisms. The inclusion of meridian stretching further enhances the global nature of the experience, promoting flexibility and balance within the body’s energetic framework.

Inspiration from Shiatsu Masters

These techniques are inspired by the wisdom of three eminent masters: T. Namikoshi was the esteemed founder of the Japanese School of Shiatsu which obtained recognition from the Japanese Ministry of Health. Starting from the foundations of Namikoshi, S. Masunaga, a devoted student of the former, enriches the practice by seamlessly intertwining anatomical intuitions with energetic and emotional dimensions. Ohashi’s expertise extends to the perception of energetic imbalances through careful listening and the application of a wide range of pressure techniques. These include careful use of the palms, thumbs, double thumbs, elbows and meridian stretching for a complete experience. This is what I do.