Get your Shiatsu on Saturday!

shiatsuShiatsu therapist and instructor Dean Hutcherson will be providing free (donation only) 15-minute shiatsu treatment sessions at BYCF this Saturday, February 8th.

He’ll be here from 11am onwards. Dean’s a seriously qualified and experienced therapist; many of our teachers and students count on him for healing bodywork. Don’t miss this chance! We’re deeply honored that he’s donating his services to BYCF.

Call Megan at 610.952.7609 to reserve a spot…or sign up at the studio.

Shiatsu is a form of body therapy which originated in Japan. It is based on the same principles as acupuncture, but without the use of needles. By gentle, firm pressure with fingers or thumb, the practitioner uses heart centered touch to improve and balance the flow of energy throughout the body and harmonize the body’s energy system.

Treatment sessions are usually 50-55 minutes and use a variety of massage techniques including rocking, kneeding, joint rotations and stretching to further relax and energize the recipient. Shiatsu is traditionally given on a futon or body cushion, with the receiver fully clothed. A practitioner may also use a professional table or massage chair.

Shiatsu reduces the stress which causes hyper activity of the sympathetic nervous system, and promotes the regenerating, relaxing responses of the parasympathetic nervous system.

 

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