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Acupressure for Optimal Health

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Acupressure for Optimal Health

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Classes and Workshops


Classes and Workshops


Five Element Acupressure Massage Chart


A detailed illustration of the Meridians and Acupressure points used in

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Five Element theory. 

Shiatsu is Japanese acupressure therapy, and uses thumbs, elbows, and feet to activate the pressure points, to remove blockages, to increase the flow of qi and blood, and to bring the body into better

harmony and balance.

Five Element Acupressure Massage Chart


A detailed illustration of the Meridians and Acupressure points used in

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Five Element theory. 

Shiatsu is Japanese acupressure therapy, and uses thumbs, elbows, and feet to activate the pressure points, to remove blockages, to increase the flow of qi and blood, and to bring the body into better

harmony and balance.

 

 

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What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is Japanese acupressure massage

that is effective for pain relief, deep relaxation, and for promoting Optimal Health.

"Shiatsu technique refers to the use of fingers and palm of one's hand to apply pressure to particular sections on the surface of the body for the purpose of correcting the imbalances of the body, and for maintaining and promoting health. It is also a method contributing to the healing of specific illnesses."

—Japanese medical department of the Ministry Welfare (current Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) in December 1957

Shiatsu means "finger pressure" in Japanese. Shiatsu is the therapeutic bodywork of choice in Japan and has spread across the globe as an effective therapeutic bodywork modality for maintaining and promoting health. The Shiatsu practitioner works primarily with the body's qi/vital energies to bring harmony and relief from pain.

What does it do?

Shiatsu works with Tsubos, or pressure points, along the energy meridians of the body.  These are the same points that are needled during an acupuncture treatment.

These pressure points are like little pots where the body's vital qi ("chee") accumulates. Qi can become blocked or stagnate and by working these pressure points the qi can return to its natural harmonious flow. Through kneading and pressure with thumbs, palms, fists, elbows, knees and feet, the shiatsu practitioner helps to relieve excess, tonify deficiency and remove blockages that cause aches and pains and illness in the body.

The benefits from Shiatsu can be felt immediately. From migraine headaches to rotator cuff injuries, shiatsu is an effective therapeutic bodywork. Over time, with regularly scheduled treatments, Shiatsu gets to the root causes and helps to shift the patterns that give rise to disease and pain in the body.

Shiatsu is also a great self-help modality where clients learn specific pressure points that they can use in their daily lives to improve their overall energy levels and vitality.

Shiatsu is deeply relaxing, energizing and feels great. Clients have described Shiatsu as acupuncture without the needles. Shiatsu is a great addition to your personal health maintenance plan.

Who is it for?

Shiatsu is always effective for people of all ages.

From infants to the elderly, everyone benefits from the balancing techniques and harmonizing effects of Shiatsu.

Here are some conditions improved by Shiatsu:

    Repetitive stress injuries

    Rotator Cuff injuries

    Low back pain and sciatica

Immune system boosting (cancer recovery/colds)
    Headaches (migraine)
    Hormonal imbalances (PMS)
    Fybromyalgia
    Digestive disorders (IBS)
    Auto immune disease (CFIDS/AIDS)
    Allergies and asthma
    Anxiety and grief
    Recovery from illness
    Post-surgical recovery
    Endocrine disorders (diabetes/hyper-hypothyroidism)
    Pregnancy (pre-natal/post-natal)
    Depression
    Physical injury

What is a session like?

What to expect in your session:

Shiatsu is a clothing-on modality. So wear something loose fitting and comfortable. No jeans please.

A session is typically an hour, given most people's busy schedules, but quite a few of my clients have discovered a secret about shiatsu:

It really goes into deeper, more transformational places, with a 90 minute session.

The first session is 75 minutes because there is an intake which includes filling out a health history and a series of questions that allows me to craft the best possible treatment for your individual needs.

You will be asked to stick out your tongue.

Tongue assessment allows me to go deeper and get to root causes of pain and disharmony in the body.

It is recommended that you do not eat a meal for at least 30 minutes before a session as there is often some form of abdominal work or stretching that are best done on a less than full stomach.

 

 

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Testimonials


Testimonials


Testimonials

"David is a highly gifted practitioner - one of the best I've seen.  Over the years his skills with Shiatsu helped me build my health back up from a very weak state.  Do not put off seeing him because you will only be putting off great health.  I've always left each session with great improvement and results." 

-Kristin Short

 

"I always feel balanced and restored after a session with David.  Once when I developed a frozen shoulder he helped me regain full motion in just a few sessions.  Highly recommended!"  

- Mary Louise Knutson

 

"David at Southside Shiatsu helped me when nothing else helped in the past.  I've had issues with my back for many years and I have tried everything under the moon for relief.   After two sessions with David I felt like a different person.  He made me feel comfortable and relaxed.  He definitely has a gift for healing." 

-  Liz Mattingly

 

"I really appreciate David's approach to Shiatsu and healing.  He takes the time to assess how I'm feeling and what's going on in my life and consider how that might show up in my body.  Sessions help to restore balance with my energy, body, and mind." 

-  Erick Boustead

 

"I first sought David's help when I was having a significant shoulder problem.   While physical therapy was helping build strength in small muscles, David's strategic pressure point massage was so important in relaxing muscles that needed to release in order to heal.

A few years later, David's knowledge and skill was instrumental in helping me manage the side effects of chemotherapy.  I found that I slept more soundly and experienced less body turmoil when I included his work in my overall plan for my treatment and recovery.  I am so grateful for his incredible expertise and professionalism."

- Beth N.

 

"David Miller is a wonderful Shiatsu Therapist who helps my daughter and I maintain and enhance our health.  Additionally I appreciate his knowledge of what a good diet is and how it gives our immune system the power to be preventative medicine.  He has a wealth of knowledge." 

- Brenda Langton

 

"Although I first came to David for some acute issues that have since been resolved, I now see David for support and maintenance for my ongoing health and wellness.  David is truly knowledgeable and masterful about the body/mind/spirit connection and yet what I appreciate is the kind and respectful manner in which he cares for me and my body.  He listens deeply to what I need in the healing session and brings a humble attitude to the work.  As one of my healers and health practitioners I am grateful for the sacred partnership we have formed over the last couple of years as we attune to the needs of my changing middle aged body."

- Dr. Cara Carson, therapist and teacher

 

 

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Southside Shiatsu

812 E. 48th St., Suite #6

Shenandoah Wellness Center

Minneapolis, MN, 55417

 
 

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