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Welcome to the Aberdeen School of Shiatsu website. We teach Shiatsu Acupressure from introductory course to a full practitioner training and have been doing this since 1992. We also run weekend and One Day course on a variety of health and therapy topics. We often require clients for our students to practice on, if you would like to participate in courses or treatments, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Shiatsu is becoming more and more popular as a safe, non-invasive form of treatment. It complements our modern society’s quest for the benefits of touch therapies. Our clients have found it useful in cases of headache, back pain, depression, insomnia, menstrual difficulties, ME, frozen shoulder and many more. We also teach Food & Life Style recommendations based on the individuals needs according to Chinese Medicine. Many people join the course in order to improve their own health.

Shiatsu Acupressure is a form of therapeutic bodywork which has its roots in Japan and China. It dates back over 4000 years, but the impulse to touch and heal dates from the beginnings of humankind. Eastern medicine developed along different lines from modern Western medicine. Rather than following a physical and chemical focus on health, it looks at people energetically, seeing the energy each organ needs and how that is reflected in our whole being. In other words we look at both the roots (causes) of dis-ease and the manifestations (symptoms) and treat both appropriately.

The word Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’, and we use pressure on the acupuncture meridians and points to relieve pain, restore energy, and help bring the recipient’s body back into a state of balance. If the flow of our energy is blocked, restricted or energy is lacking, our health will suffer. Shiatsu gives us a rest, time to take a break and restore the harmony our body longs for. Each weekend you will receive a lot of treatment apart of the learning.

 

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