How do you maintain balance in your life? Have you tried exercise? Yoga? Massage? Meditation? Something else? What about a 5-element shiatsu treatment?
What is 5-element shiatsu?
On this educational website, you will create a self-care plan, learn about 5-element shiatsu, and evaluate your current self-care efforts to determine if shiatsu might improve your self-care.
“ In philosophy, self-care refers to the care and cultivation of self in a comprehensive sense, focusing in particular on the soul and the knowledge of self.” from wikipedia
To create a self-care plan
To examine the basics of 5-element shiatsu in order to determine if it’s right for you
- What is shiatsu?
- What are the 5-element and what does it have to do with shiatsu?
- Is 5-element shiatsu right for you?
To evaluate your current self-care efforts and determine if shiatsu might improve your self-care.
Learning Activity: Exploring Shiatsu
Define (or explain) shiatsu and identify how it might help your self care
- Read about shiatsu and treatments to help you understand the basics of shiatsu.
- Read FAQ’s about Asian bodywork therapy (ABT) treatments
- Next, Freewrite for 5-10 minutes using this prompt:
- Shiatsu is______________________ and it can help me by_______________________. Write as many versions of this sentence as you would like.
Now you know a little bit about shiatsu. So, you may be wondering: “What does the 5-elements have to do with a shiatsu treatment?”
Answer: a 5-element shiatsu practitioner uses the 5-elements and their associated meridians during every shiatsu session in order to balance excess and deficient energy in your body.