Shiatsu treatments for pregnant women are enjoyable, relaxing and stimulating. The treatments support the pregnant woman’s need during all of her pregnancy and help her adjust to the physiological and emotional changes that occur during this very special time. A therapist that is certified to work with pregnant women, takes into account the various physiological and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. In addition, she knows where to press in each and every stage of the pregnancy without endangering the pregnancy or the fetus. 

Scientific evidence proven that natural labor induction with acupressure is safe and effective. The stimulation of certain acupressure points induces labor in up to 83% of women within 48 hours, sometimes in 25 minutes.Natural labor induction has been proven to be safe by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), among other reputed research institutions. 

In Western Medicine, medical labor induction is with Pitocin. When you are given Pitocin you are placed on a regulated intravenous pump, to regulate the amount of Pitocin to a steady flow. Therefore, Pitocin induced contractions are different from your body's natural contractions, in strength and effect. The more painful the contractions a mother is experiencing, the more likely that she will need pain medication, such as an Epidural anesthesia and then further medical interventions.

Baby massage encourages the development of strength and flexibility with co-ordination, promoting good posture in later life. It provides stimulation for the immune system and circulation. It helps digestion and elimination and can relieve the discomfort of colic. It soothes the baby, promoting sleep and improves the texture of the skin’s elasticity and resilience. 

Vortexhealing has many benefits, among them are these benefits:

  • Energises the bodyGrounds
  • centres nurtures the body
  • Releases deep blockages and conditioning
  • Heals specific body tissues
  • Transforms emotional issues
  • Increases responsiveness to other treatments
  • Increases responsiveness to drug therapy
  • Awakens spirituality
  • Reduces mental stress
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Induces mental relaxation
  • Provides a feeling of well-beingReduces anxiety

The heart opening massage technique is a way for us to interact and connect to our SOUL. This is a process that can't be sped up to accommodate the pupil's needs and time schedule. When working with the Soul, it should be done slowly. It is better not to rush. The heart opening massage is a very intensive work that brings up lots of things from the pupil's point of view. Some pupils achieve the third and last stage of the heart opening in 25 meetings, some achieve it in more. While going to psycho therapy can take years and years of endless sessions, here we are talking about a process that could end in a few months! So, what is the hurry? 

There are specific physiological and psychological changes that occur in the body through receiving shiatsu which help combat the effects of stress. This is especially significant in light of the fact that some estimate 80% - 90% of disease is stress related. The healing power of touch can immediately quiet the racing mind, allowing the breath to return to the present moment. In an age of technical and impersonal medicine – shiatsu offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. 

The number of treatments varies with each person and their individual health goals. Many clients sense progress within 1-3 treatments. Visits become less frequent as your body becomes more balanced. In chronic cases, complete healing can take months or even years. 

When we take care of our bodies properly through nutrition, stretching, exercise and a balanced lifestyle, our ability to correct the problems that occur in the body is much greater. During a Zen Shiatsu session, we can discuss self-care measures that will help keep you feeling better. 

Though Shiatsu is referred to as massage in some places it should not be confused with Swedish or Western massage. Zen Shiatsu and Swedish massage are very different. Swedish massage uses oils on the body in combination with rubbing, kneading, or stroking areas of the body to manipulate the soft tissues. Zen Shiatsu is done fully clothed and combines stretches, joint rotations and firm pressure to stimulate the circulatory, lymphatic, hormonal, neuromuscular, musculo-skeletal, respiratory, digestive, and autonomic nervous systems. Zen Shiatsu is a form of Asian bodywork designed to diagnose imbalances in the body and treat each person as an individual and as a whole.