Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management, fertility, menopause and a range of other conditions.
Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure” in Japanese, embraces Chinese Medicine and the power of touch, to encourage flow. Much like acupuncture, Shiatsu stimulates the body’s pathways to help alleviate physical and emotional imbalance. By listening, feeling and receiving, Shiatsu responds to subtle signals, giving nourishment or vigour depending on the need. While pressure may be light, the intention is deep, intuitively responding to the body, where it needs it most. Shiatsu is a very powerful body therapy, leaving patients feeling deeply nourished and restored. It can relax or invigorate, as invited to do so.
The Japanese word for Reiki translates as Universal Lifeforce energy, recognised in Chinese Medicine as Qi, the manifestation of all things. This system of healing was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century, primarily intended to support his students on their path to spiritual enlightenment. It’s application for the purpose of healing was a welcomed reward, which was widely respected and popularised in the West in the early 90’s. As part of these teachings, Usui offered reiju or attunement to his student’s, which still form part of Reiki training today. His “…secret method to invite blessings” are still at the heart of practice, bringing warmth, compassion and humility to healer’s and receivers alike.