Shia-cu (Shaitsu)

Shia-cu (Shaitsu)

Shia-cu (Shaitsu)

Shia-cu is a traditional Japanese healing art. Its roots in ancient Oriental medicine. Originates from traditional Chinese healing and Anmy – traditional Japanese massage. Shia-cu is supported by the philosophical teachings that life energy, Qi (the Chinese) or Ki (Japanese) flows through the whole body in channels called meridians. Prevent the free flow of Ki (due to many factors) cause disease symptoms.


Shia-cu like acupuncture uses hundreds of surface points on the meridians to stimulate the life energy. In addition to the therapist uses fingers and palms, wrists, forearms, thus, knees and feet. Sia – cu operates in a complex organism – improving the physical, emotional and mental component.

Each session lasts about an hour. The first session lasts a little longer, the therapist must, prior to treatment with a picture of your stagger under the principles of oriental medicine. Dressed client lies on the mat on the floor.

There are several types of cu-ity:

Namikoshi Shiatsu – also known as shiatsu massage. Emphasis on physical techniques derived from Anmy. It uses pressure and klepkanie special points of the body. It is based on knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. You order and an appropriate diet, exercise and proper lifestyle. Helps improve the flow of vital energy in meridánoch.

Zen Shiatsu evolved from Namikoshi Shizuto Masunaga Shiatsu. Is the most popular form of cu-ity. Anmu combines with traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on Jing, Jang, Ki and meridian theory. Leads to improved flow of Ki, thereby achieving a balance in the body. The therapist does not act only on pressure points, but the whole length of the meridians. Also notify you with the correct diet and lifestyle.

Tsubo therapy. This form developed by Katsuki Seriziawa. It focuses on pressure points (tsubo in Japanese). It is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and the theory of meridians. Also takes into account scientific knowledge about the system meridians. Serizawa studied pressure points and found that the tsubo points varies electrical resistance of the skin. In the treatment of this method applied to tsubo therapist body massage and needles. This form of SIA – Copper is not widespread in the West.


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