Shiatsu Can Provide Relief and Relaxation

Providing whole-body treatment for patients with pain, anxiety, and other health concerns, Mosher Health offers relaxing Shiatsu therapy in Poway, CA. Shiatsu is a form of massage that uses finger pressure to adjust physical structure and balance energy flow. Dr. Bret Mosher is an accredited Shiatsu practitioner and dedicated master of the Asian healing arts. He can help you achieve greater well-being through non-invasive, pharmaceutical-free methods.

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Shiatsu can be a treatment, preventative measure, or simply a means of achieving relaxation.

About Shiatsu

A Japanese practice based on ancient Chinese medicine modalities, Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing massage technique that can provide effective therapeutic treatment or preventative stress relief. This holistic practice supports and strengthens the body’s natural healing abilities, with a focus on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Shiatsu can be used to aid in the healing of pain and other distress, or can be enjoyed for the sake of pleasure and relaxation. The soothing treatments can help maintain optimal health and promote mental harmony and well-being. 

In addition to tissue massage, Shiatsu body work employs stretching techniques and joint manipulation. Rather than targeting a specific area, the entire body is treated, with a focus on enhancing the overall energy system.

Similar to Chinese acupressure, Shiatsu philosophy views the energy channels, or meridians in the body, as a key to health and well-being. When there is pain, tension, and inflammation, the body’s energy system may be partially blocked or out of balance. Gentle attention applied to strategic pressure points helps facilitate a healthful, balanced flow of Ki through the energy pathways.

Ki is the Japanese word for the Chinese Qi, which describes a vital life force within the body. For many reasons, including traumatic or accumulated stress, Ki can become blocked or inert. This can lead to physical and emotional pain, depleted energy, and other undesirable symptoms.

Shiatsu can aid in the treatment of headaches and all types of bodily pain, improve digestion, and decrease fatigue, stress, and anxiety. The treatment is appropriate for all ages, and is safe and beneficial during pregnancy.

In some cases, patients experience inner peace and clarity that can prove life-changing.

Evaluation and Treatment at Mosher Health

Your initial appointment with Dr. Mosher may include holistic evaluation using Shiatsu diagnostic techniques. After speaking with you and observing your appearance, the doctor will often use targeted touch and pulse monitoring to assess your energy patterns. Gentle, skilled palpation of the abdomen can reveal subtle imbalances to guide treatment.

For your Shiatsu therapy, Dr. Mosher will ensure you are relaxed and comfortable on the massage table, where you will recline, fully clothed. His complete Shiatsu massage includes the head, neck, arms, legs, back, and feet, with stimulation of pressure points to promote release and healing.

Dr. Mosher has an advanced understanding of human anatomy derived from years of physical therapy and complementary medicine practice. After treatment is complete, many patients report a feeling of physical relaxation and harmony. There is sometimes an immediate release of pain, including deep-seated emotional distress. In some cases, patients experience inner peace and clarity that can prove life-changing.

Contact Us

Mosher Health offers a range of natural and Eastern healing modalities. To learn how Shiatsu and other treatments can benefit you, please contact us today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mosher.

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