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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shiatsu who? Shiatsu YOU!

Shiatsu (pronounced "she-at-sue") is a therapeutic massage that originated in Japan. Unlike Registered Massage Therapy, Shiatsu massage works by stimulating pressure points along meridians of the body and can therefore aid in rebalancing the body's energy. This is a good thing, as asian medicine believes that an imbalance in body energy is the main cause of disease.

I first got interested in Shiatsu massage when I began working at the Shiatsu School of Canada in March of this year. They have this amazing student clinic where, every Wednesday, one can get an hour long Shiatsu massage from a student therapist for only $35 (a standard hour-long Shiatsu massage is valued at $80). And don't think that a student is in anyway inexperienced; these guys have to practice on each other for 6 months straight before they are allowed to treat the public.

I found a great therapist and Shiatsu massage has benefited my back, my alignment as well as my digestion. For all of you looking for a great alternative therapy, let me strongly suggest you try some Shiatsu and start to feel like a new and improved you!

Where to go:

Shiatsu School of Canada
547 College Street
Toronto, ON
M6G 1A9

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