Counselling and Shiatsu
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websites are widely used in the therapist community by a range of practitioners offering many body therapies as well as mind therapies. In fact some practitioners and multidisciplinary clinics offer both, or tailor their advice to the client's individual needs. Shiatsu massage is a complementary therapy, originating in Japan, and is a form of acupressure. It has a number of variants, such as shintai, but the common aim is to clear blocks and inbalances in the body's own energy system. It is commonly used to aid relaxation, and so may be very useful in conjunction with counselling, when seeking to cope with stress.
Shiatsu also encourages body awareness and helps correct posture problems, therefore it can prove worthwhile in treating pregnancy issues, migraine, and back and joint pain. Shiatsu improves breathing and circulation which in turn helps if you are suffering with sleep or digestive problems, all of which can exacerbate psychological problems. Practitioners of Shiatsu will explain how the immune system is boosted, assisting the healing of injuries and strains to enhance well being. If you are feeling low in spirits and low on energy, then shiatsu has the potential to combine well with counselling.