The Shiatsu Workbook
Shiatsu is an ancient healing art that is gaining popularity in the West. It is a holistic method aimed at maintaining health and vitality in an increasingly stressful world, and involves applying pressure to the body’s energy channels or meridians with either fingers, thumbs, hands, elbows or knees in order to balance the body’s energy. It is said to be beneficial as a preventative treatment for many common ailments, including menstrual problems, for reducing stress and helping the nervous system, for strengthening the mind, spirit and libido, for aiding the digestive system, for controlling pain, for improving posture and for boosting stamina and body awareness. No special equipment is required and Shiatsu is easy to learn. This book aims to provide all the necessary background knowledge and to show readers how to give their partners a full body treatment. The author, who runs The London College of Shiatsu, is a member of The Shiatsu Society and has studied the therapy in Japan, China, Thailand and Korea.