Shishin Shiatsu, was established in April 2000. Kevin Lee is a shiatsu therapist and has been practicing shiatsu since May 1997. He is a graduate of Aisen Shiatsu School where he studied the Namikoshi style of shiatsu and is licensed by the State of Hawaii on May 17, 1997 (license #4511).
Shiatsu is pressure applied to specific points to one's body. Pressure is applied by the hands and fingers properly gauged to each individual. Shiatsu helps to circulate blood through the entire body. It helps to eliminate fatigue-producing elements and stimulates the body's natural heeling powers to help one recuperate. The applied pressure causes diffusion of lactic acid and carbon dioxide that has accumulated in the tissues, therefore reducing muscular stiffness and stagnation of the blood. Shiatsu restores flexibility and relieves pain-producing systems.
Does shiatsu hurt?
Shiatsu doesn't have to hurt. Because were all individuals, your therapist should be able to control the pressure. Shiatsu pressure optimally should feel like a "good-sore" sensation.
What should I expect during the treatment?
One session usually lasts about an hour and it covers the entire body (head to toe). Shiatsu is done on a mat on the floor so you don't have to climb up on a table or enter a private room.
What should I wear during a treatment?
Unrestricted and comfortable clothing is optimal but not necessary. Shiatsu is done directly over clothing so no disrobing is necessary.
What is the difference between Shiatsu and a massage?
Shiatsu is a deep style pressure, done over clothing, so no oils or lotions are necessary. Shiatsu does not employ rubbing or pounding and no mixture of different styles of massage (Swedish, percussion, etc...).