Latest Shiatsu Stories

2008-08-25 03:00:43

HOLBROOKS Community Care Association (HCCA) is holding a fun day to bring people together in celebration of the area's diversity. The centre, in Holbrook Lane, Coventry, aims to make information on training, jobs and leisure pursuits more accessible. The fun day will feature games - including giant snakes and ladders and skittles, as well a bouncy castle, face painting and football. Adults can visit the body shop where they can explore shiatsu, massages, and be given advice on healthy...

2008-07-23 15:00:31

T here is nothing better than a good massage to ease tense muscles; and if you have someone at home who has talented hands, they are worth their weight in gold. Sometimes, though, you need to outsource your massage therapy - even if choosing a therapist can tie you in more knots than you have in your shoulders. There are 400 massage techniques out there, and choosing the one that meets your particular needs isn't easy. Should you go for aromatherapy, Swedish, Indian or sports...

2008-07-04 09:00:10

By Esther Walker Long, hard week? Life getting you down? Don't let things become a pain in the neck. Esther Walker shows you how to give your body a treat - and relax in style FLOTATION What is it? Flotation Rest (restricted environmental stimulation therapy) was developed in America in the 1950s, and is claimed to reduce blood pressure, ease back pain and stress and improve creative powers. During a flotation session you are suspended in a cocoon-shaped tank, filled with a...

2007-11-25 06:00:00

By Shelley Shelton, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Nov. 25--They work the mall corridors like carnival barkers, beckoning shoppers with visions of relaxation -- a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Employees of Oriental Chi's three Tucson-area mall locations seem to speak limited English, but they know enough to ask, "How long?" when a prospect approaches. As in, how long do you want your body worked on? The company is careful not to use the word "massage" anywhere...

2004-11-30 15:00:11

AS Synergy we had a physiotherapist who also used acupuncture to treat patients. She emigrated to Australia. We also had the services of an osteopath who moved to Wexford. I hope that neither move was enforced by association with us! So we are on the look out for a physical therapist ( osteopath or physio) in the new year. In the meantime I have had to adapt other techniques to deal with pain. I trained in acupuncture so I use massage on relevant acupuncture points. I use a lot of...

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