Shiatsu-doh: Improved Health and Enhanced Living Through the Japanese Healing Art
Shiatsu, which literally means “thumb and finger pressure,” is a Japanese healing art that balances the body’s structure and stimulates the body to regulate its systems, restoring mental and physical health. By targeting particular pressure points, a trained shiatsu therapist can effectively treat headache, whiplash, insomnia, hypertension, constipation, diarrhea, asthma, menstrual irregularity, back pain, stiff neck and shoulders and other stress related problems. Toronto Shiatsu master Kensen Saito, founder of The Shiatsu Academy, has seen hundreds of people benefit from this natural therapy. In Shiatsu-doh, he tells the fascinating story of how “the way of shiatsu” led him from Tokyo to Toronto to establish a clinic and teaching academy and dedicate his life to helping others find inner balance and health. Kensen Saito studied in Japan with the father of Shiatsu, Tokujiro Namikoshi. At his Toronto clinic, Saito has helped many patients overcome injury and discomfort, find more energy and improve their health and outlook. Among his clients are business executives, athletes, politicians, teachers and entertainers, including Tony award winner, Brent Carver and singer Anne Murray, who credits shiatsu with improving her golf score. Saito actively promotes shiatsu around the world and teaches the art form at his Shiatsu Academy. In his book, he shares his insights into finding and connecting with the life force within.