Literally, the Japanese term Shiatsu means: finger pressure.
Shiatsu is a practice, an "art of touch" from Japan. It refers to the knowledge and principles of ancient traditional Chinese medicine from which it finds its theoretical basis.
In Shiatsu , the work is mainly done along the meridians. Points are stimulated using pressure or stretching with the thumbs, the fingers or the palm of the hand.
PREVENTIVE PRACTICE, Shiatsu favors the global approach of the person. A follow-up, in the short, medium or long term aims to MAINTAIN and IMPROVE the WELL-BEING.
Shiatsu does not replace the traditional medicine of health professionals.
The Tanaka method I was taught aims to give you PHYSICAL and PSYCHIC RELAXATION to maintain or restore a balance.
Indeed, our way of life, our activities, our environment, our history, our daily life shape us and can, sometimes, generate imbalances. So, to move forward as serenely as possible in our life, we have to try to take time for ourselves .
Shiatsu, which is primarily connected with the vital energy of everyone (commonly called “Ki” (き) in the Japanese language) may help to reduce stress and contribute to wellbeing.
The Japanese Ministry of Health has officially recognized this art as manual therapy since 1955.
In May 1997, the European Commission identified it as one of the eight methods of complementary medicine: