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#46628 - 02/21/03 11:45 PM Shiatzu
MrDon Offline
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Registered: 01/08/01
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Loc: Deltona, FL
Well I had my first Shiatzu session the other night. Hope I'm spelling that correctly. It was a very good time and in fact it really relaxed me. I was so relaxed that I could barely stay awake the rest of the night.

It is hard to describe how it felt and what it did for me but this is as close as I can get on it. Before going in, I felt like I had projections all over my body meaning that my life was getting pulled and pushed so many ways that I was feeling very distorted. Or another way to describe it is that I was really feeling like my life was getting very fragmented.

After the session I feel like I "circled the wagons" so to speak and now things are much more centered. I don't feel quite so fragmented or like I'm going in many different ways.

Some of what normally bothers me in a massage did not affect me at all in Shiatzu which was a relief to me. One spot on my body did have me feel like I couldn't breathe and one spot that was touched felt like the biggest breath of relief I could ever have. So that was encouraging.

The person I got the shiatzu session from told me at the end to continue letting stress flow off of me and try not to let it find a home within my body. That is definately a tough one, but one that my massage classes are really helping me with. I wish there was a way to make a before and after picture of me because I am relaxing much more in life **in the face of a lot of pressure and stress**.

One other thing he said was that no matter what the story of our life was in the past, we can continue to choose what we do with our lives in the future. And that whatever we experienced brought us to the point where we are at and has helped shape us into who we are. At one time if someone would have spoken those words to me, I would have thought they were more insane than I was. However, I have begun to see this to be true in my own healing as well. I don't wish the abuse on anyone and I sincerely mean that, but out of my abuse, there are some very special things that have been a result in my life. Like my caring and sensitivity towards other people as well as my very safe touch that everyone tells me I have.

So it was a good thing and one that I hope to repeat again. At some point in the future, I may take the Shiatzu class and get certified in it because it is so powerful of a healing art in my opinion.

Just wanted to share that with everyone.

Don

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#46629 - 02/22/03 12:35 PM Re: Shiatzu
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
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Don what a great story. Think of all the reaction the little you felt. Things like this all of us need. Would you move what you said to the post about THEFT. I think that deserves a place there for all to see.
Keep it up MY Brother

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#46630 - 02/22/03 05:09 PM Re: Shiatzu
Wuamei Offline
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Don, thanks for sharing your experience and I'm glad it was a healing one for you.

Victor

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#46631 - 02/25/03 10:00 AM Re: Shiatzu
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Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 134
Don,

I thought the observations about your shiatsu session were very cool. I've been seeing a massage therapist for the last few weeks for neck and shoulder pain. Yesterday afternoon, he said he noticed "congestion" and "scarring" in one area of a certain muscle. He said that it could be worked-out, and that it got that way from a slow build-up of stress. These sessions are only a half-hour long, but I really look forward to them. I'd like to pursue more "body-work" types of sessions to acquire the apparent centering that you describe in your post. I think so many of us are very fragmented internally and externally and that the mind-body-spirit connection can be addressed through massage, body-work, yoga, etc. I need more. Keep writing.

JM


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