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Zen Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu Therapy in Melbourne

Looking to experience an ancient form of therapeutical bodywork that’s designed to promote overall health and wellness? The practice of Zen Shiatsu therapy may just be what you’re looking for, and it’s available right here at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic. Book in with us for a session in North Melbourne or the CBD and discover the difference that Zen Shiatsu can make to your life.

What is Zen Shiatsu?

Zen Shiatsu is a massage-based treatment founded on ancient Chinese principles, but it really came together as a practice in Japan, where the word shiatsu translates to ‘finger pressure’. Zen Shiatsu therapy techniques typically incorporate massage with thumbs, fingers, palms, feet, assisted stretching and joint mobilisation. No other mechanical instruments or tools are used in Zen Shiatsu massage, with the practice often referred to as ‘acupuncture without the needles’.

How Does It Work?

Before your session for Zen Shiatsu in North Melbourne, you’ll be asked to wear loose fitting clothing or a kimono. When you arrive, you’ll lie on a full body sized futon mattress or massage table and be covered by a sheet.
Your practitioner will work along the energy pathways of your body, known as your meridians. They’ll touch on particular acu-pressure points and rebalance your energy. This allows your body to experience a feeling of intense relaxation and increased vitality. As that feeling of vitality is increased through Zen Shiatsu, so too is your total sense of well-being, which aids your body’s innate ability to overcome stress, pain and illness.

What is Zen Shiatsu Used to Treat?

Zen Shiatsu therapy can be used to provide relief for a number of conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Digestive ailments
  • Hay fever & allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Jet lag
  • Low energy & chronic fatigue
  • Lower back pain
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraines
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Post-natal depression
  • RSI
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress
  • Whiplash syndrome

All in all, you don’t need to have an illness or condition to benefit from Zen Shiatsu massage, as it’s a highly effective and holistic preventative therapy that offers an incomparable number of wellness advantages. It’s capable of increasing and balancing all elements of your wellbeing, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Book an Appointment Today

If you’d like to discover the benefits of Zen Shiatsu therapy for yourself, there’s no better time than now to book a session at our North Melbourne clinic. Get in touch with Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic today.