Saturday, November 13, 2010

Zen Shiatsu Therapy

My birthday just recently passed and it got me to thinking... I need to take better care of myself! I care for others and I suggest they care for themselves. I suggest that they go for massages, take vacations and take care of their health: body, mind and spirit.
The truth of the matter is however, that I've been so busy with work and life that I've been neglecting myself. I needed to re-connect with my own needs and tune into that quiet voice inside. I needed to listen to my own body and its needs - and my body said 'Shiatsu'!

I've never had a Shiatsu treatment but have always been curious. My good friend Mai Cao is a Shiatsu therapist so I booked in to see her.
She works in this beautiful Dojo, Kokoro Dojo in Toronto. It is a hidden gem tucked away down an alley just off Dupont St. Her space was warm and inviting and I was treated to a little tea before my treatment. Shiatsu therapy is the stimulation of acupuressure points on the body through light and deep touch to help the flow of qi or life energy. It also is a form of massage therapy, and although it isn't a traditional massage per se, it is fabulous.

My treatment lasted a blissful hour and I went home feeling light and fuzzy. I slept better than I have in weeks.

Huge thumbs up to my talented friend Mai! Book in to see her, you won't regret it.

1 comment:

Ion said...

I would love to have a shiatsu session some day as well. I'm also very busy with life to find some free time for my relaxation.
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