Shiatsu Anma (with Jill or Kelly)
Clothes-on Japanese style of Asian Bodywork Therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Anatomy and Physiology. Shiatsu means finger pressure and Anma means kneading and pulling. Techniques include pressing with palms, fingers and elbows, kneading, tapping, stretching, and range of motion exercises. The goal is to promote the flow of Chi or energy in the body, relax the muscles, and restore a feeling of wellbeing. Shiatsu works the same energetic system as Acupuncture without the needles. Meridians are lines of energy that run throughout the body and relate to overall health and function, as well as one's spiritual and emotional balance. TCM holds that mind and body are one, so all aspects must come into balance together.
Shiatsu massage with Jill Alleyne has been part of my weekly routine for the past 15 years, ever since I suffered a fluke stroke at age 43. The stroke left me with numbness and nerve pain on my left side. I fully believe that my regular shiatsu routine is the reason I have gotten almost all normal feeling back.
I get a massage from Jill every Monday after work and it keeps my back from aching and my stress from getting out of control. I also have noticed that I hardly ever get sick. I have sent friends to see Jill for back pain and migraine headaches. She is always helpful! I am a big believer in shiatsu massage and plan on continuing my once a week routine.