60 minutes: $80
90 minutes: $120
120 minutes: $150
Shiatsu is a form of massage which, at its highest level, combines a finely-tuned intuition with a thorough understanding of the body-mind. Shiatsu was developed in Japan from Chinese Medicine and has been practiced for centuries. Pronounced She-at-sue, this Japanese word literally translates to mean finger pressure. Shiatsu technique involves stretching, holding and leaning body weight into various parts of the receivers body and acupressure points to improve energy flow, blood circulation, flexibility, and posture. Pressure and contact are applied through the hands, fingers, forearms, knees and feet, with the receiver sitting or lying in various positions.
The treatment is focused along specific channels called ‘meridians’ of subtle bodily energy called chi (or ki). Ki is the life force which sustains every activity of the body, mind, and spirit. When our ki is stimulated, awakened and encouraged to move by working these meridians and acupressure points our body undergoes necessary shifts to balance and settle the energy within these channels. Zen Shiatsu places it’s focus on working both sides of the body and meridian channels fully to encourage better balance within these meridians. Deep stretching, gentle rocking and ‘sweeping’ of the whole receiver’s body are all methods used within each session to encourage the ki that has been stimulated and awakened to move, release or settle. The overall experience leaves the receiver feeling alive, connected and deeply rooted within their body once more. Most importantly, the receiver feels incredibly relaxed. It is in the place of relaxation the body can intuitively heal itself. All of us have the tools within to heal ourselves, but we do need assistance or a reminder of how to access this healing. Shiatsu is a wonderful modality or tool to help with this support and transformation.
Shiatsu is very helpful in relieving the pain or discomfort of;
Every session offered by Beth is uniquely tailored to each client's specific needs. It is important for each receiver to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout the session which means Beth, as the facilitator of the session will honor these needs and bring the receiver's body to the edge of its capacity in regards to pressure, a range of motion and specific energetic balancing needs.
It is also important to understand every Shiatsu session offered by Beth naturally flows into moments of offering Reiki and or Intuitive Healing as needed to improve the overall quality of each session. This enriches the experience for the receiver and helps aid the body as needed.
Both therapies are considered Alternative Health. Shiatsu and Reiki are just starting to be recognized by insurance companies. While not many are covering treatments, some are. Check with your local insurance company for details.
*Please note all sessions include an additional 30 minutes
to each session for consultation time
*Home Care Visits Available for additional $25.00 per visit
*If cancellation of booked session is needed, please contact Beth 24 hrs. in advance of booked time by phone 705-345-0388.
Rescheduling of a session is preferred.
If NO contact is made in advance, and the session is missed, half of the price of session booked is required. Thank you.