Zen = a japanese word for "meditation"
Shiatsu= means "finger pressure"
Zen Shiatsu works on the physical, mental and energetic level and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which supports balance of body and mind.
It has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine and works with stretches, pressure points and massaging along the meridians of the body which channel Qi (life energy).
The treatment was attentive and soft, and at the same time strong and spot on. I l loved every minute of it.
This was such a nurturing treatment. I felt really relaxed on a deep level and I could feel a strong connection with my inner child afterwards. I would definitely do the treatment again with Stephanie. I felt trust in her and she created a safe space for me to relax. Thank you!
Fantastiskt avslappnande och avstressande session. Mjuk, intuitiv massage, jag somnade under sessionen och sov sedan i två timmar efteråt djupt avslappnad. Stephanie är verkligen dedikerad och hörde av sig efteråt för att stämma av hur vi mådde samt kom med tips. Kan varmt rekommendera Stephanie! Tack
Our life force
Chi (qi) is the Chinese term for life energy, a vital force that flows through all living things.
The concept of a life force is found in most of the ancient cultures of the world.
In India, it is called prana
in China, chi
in Japan, ki
for Native Americans, the Great Spirit.
For all these cultures, the idea of life force is or was central to their forms of medicine and healing.
In the Eastern mind it is something that you can control. You can awaken, stimulate, increase and utilize the chi energy, according to your will.
A strong life force makes a human being totally alive, healthy and present while a weak force results in fatigue and illnesses.
You can increase and develop your chi to overcome illness, become more vibrant and enhance mental capacity.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Qi Gong, Tai Qi etc. are based on balancing and enhancing chi to bring the body into a state of health.
Some examples from Kirlian Photography, which capture the life force:
Increasing Chi in the body
Energy can be increased in a human being.
The building of chi can make an ill person robust or a weak person vibrant. More chi can enhance mental capacity too.
The concept of chi also extends beyond the physical body, to the subtle energies that activate all human functions, including emotions and thought.
Unbalanced chi causes your emotions to become agitated and distressed.
Balanced chi causes your emotions to become smooth and more satisfying.
The energy network of the body
Chi is flowing through our body in energy channels, called "meridians".
There are twelve major meridians that run on each side of the body, one side mirroring the other. Each meridian corresponds to an internal organ. And each organ, with its own physiological and invisible energy functions, is not only dependent on the other organ systems but also on the greater meridian network.
Free Flow of Chi
According to TCM, as long as Chi flows freely through your meridians and your organs work in harmony, your body can remain healthy. This means that when your body’s meridian system functions well, you are well. Yet due to a number of causes—like excess stress—your body’s meridians can become clogged or even blocked. This affects the function of the corresponding organ and ultimately the whole body-mind-spirit.
Our energy flow affects how we feel, how we think, and the over all condition of our health situation.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
An Ancient yet Completely Modern Healing System
It’s true that TCM is one of the oldest healing systems on the planet. It has actually been in continuous practice for thousands of years. How can something so old still work for people living today—in your life?
TCM can be effectively applied to help heal anyone and any health issue no matter what year it is because it’s rooted in unchanging natural law, which has its source beyond time. This unique paradigm of medicine grew out of penetrating observation of how everything in our reality functions at the deepest, invisible levels and interacts with the surface or visible physical levels. It’s a medicine of extraordinary relationships. Every TCM principle, theory, and healing practice reflects and harmonizes with the relationships that exist within natural law.
Four Key TCM Principles
1. Your body is an integrated whole. Each and every structure in your body is an integral and necessary part of the whole. Along with your mind, emotions, and spirit, your physical body structures form a miraculously complex, interrelated system that is powered by life force, or energy.
2. You are completely connected to nature. Changes in nature are always reflected in your body. TCM factors in the particular season, geographical location, time of day, as well as your age, genetics, and the condition of your body when looking at your health issues.
3. You were born with a natural self-healing ability. Your body is a microcosm that reflects the macrocosm. Think about it: nature has a regenerative capacity, and so do you. Sometimes, this ability may appear to be lost or difficult to access. In most cases, it is never completely gone.
4. Prevention is the best cure. Do you know your body is continually revealing signs about the state of your health? Let’s face it, it’s common to ignore these signs or symptoms until something more complicated arises. TCM teaches you how to interpret what your body is telling you.