are those modalities based on harmonizing the life energy in the body. This then allows the
full health of body and mind to manifest. These arts at Shin Sen include Ki Shiatsu Therapy,
Macrobiotics and Kotodama.
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is a health system that works on the Ki (life force) in the body and also the meridians
(energy channels) that run throughout the body. The practitioner through a certain quality
of touch, firstly awakens the body’s natural healing power. Then he/she also will diagnose
where weaknesses and strengths lie and through finding the unique set of pressure points
that each receiver has, will then harmonize and balance the Ki in that person’s body.
This results in ever-deepening health and well-being. Ki-Shiatsu is effective for all physical
problems, for dissolving tension, alleviating pain and healing dis-ease. It is a powerful way
for restoring harmony to mind and body, creating tranquility and well-being. It is very
pleasant to receive as it is both rejuvenating, revitalizing and relaxing.
Treatments usually last from one hour to one and a half hours and are done on a Japanese
futon through cotton clothing.
Ki Shiatsu is taught to Diploma level at Shin Sen Dojo and many people have reached
advanced levels and have active professional practices throughout Australia, New Zealand
At Shin Sen Dojo, you can train in Ki Shiatsu at any level from beginner to advanced. Also
treatments are available from Sensei or other senior practitioners.
Peter Hons has been practicing and teaching Ki Shiatsu for 25 years.
Ki Shiatsu has been acknowledged in
Japan as being of the highest quality of Shiatsu.
Ki-Shiatsu is an Holistic Integration of Natural and Oriental Medicine.
History of Ki Shiatsu
Ki-Shiatsu is an integration of previous streams of Shiatsu including the Namikoshi method,
barefoot shiatsu, zen shiatsu and Macrobiotic Shiatsu. Were as Namikoshi primarily works
on thumb and palm pressure following the various energy lines of the body and applying the
pressure to the various tsubos (energy pressure points).
At a basic level this follows an ancient oriental medical understanding. In ancient times it
was observed that when people were unwell or injured, various points on their body would
become painful or sore and that when they recovered, these points would then recede and
disappear. It was discovered that by holding these points in a particular way, the person
would heal and recover far more quickly. Although this view is simple, it is effective when
Zen Shiatsu developed by Masanaga is a further evolution in its approach to diagnosis. It
emphasizes the harmonization and balance of Ki. It sees that Ki can be in excess or can be
deficient in areas of the body, particularly the organs. In ancient oriental medicine, the
principle of Kyo and Jitsu developed. Kyo meaning empty and Jitsu meaning full. This is the
view that everything is connected and interelated. If an organ has too much energy then
another organ must be deficient and thus the harmony of the body is based on the even
spread of energy throughout.
How Shiatsu Works
Ki-Shiatsu is a deep synthesis and integration of all that has gone before and continues to
evolve. It incorporates the principle of interconnectedness and sees that if anything happens
on a physical level it also will manifest mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well. For
example if someone’s kidney energy is low, some symptoms will include tiredness, lack of
confidence and feeling low in inspiration. They may have a sore back and stiffness in the
So with a deep harmonizing Ki Shiatsu treatment, the body moves into balance and the pain
will disappear, flexibility will return, vitality increase and a feeling of inspiration and aspiration
Sometimes an organ may be becoming too full – which then takes energy from another organ.
Staying with the kidney example:- The Kidneys pool the reserves of vitality that we need for
our life including work and relationships. The liver on the other hand governs strength, work
and purpose. So if someone over gives to, say their work, then often the kidneys become
depleted and the person lacks energy for other relationships in their life.
In the body there would arise special points that would address this imbalance and change
the relationship between the liver and kidney. This is one part of the empty/full principle as
Of course, their is also the dietary patterns that develop to feed an unbalanced condition. A
holistic expression of Shiatsu would be to look into this area as well. When people clearly
understand in a deeply detailed way the art of nourishment, they then can become their own
True life medicine works beyond the symptomatic level. It addresses the cause that gave
rise to the symptom. Beyond cause and symptom is education the person to the way of life
that dissolves all future problems. This is the highest level of medicine and is called the
medicine of humanity.
Within the physical technique of Shiatsu there is also the way of treating the Ki Meridian
body and beyond. The meridians are deeply connected to the nervous system, including the
ortho and parasympathetic and the enteric nervous systems, effect all the functions of the
physical body. When one can influence the meridian and Ki level of a person, the nervous
system of the person they are treating calms and harmonizes and then strongly effects
positively all the functions of the body and mind.
Most systems of massage, physiotherapy and even shiatsu don’t reach this level of
treatment. The Ki-Shiatsu practitioner engages in deep training _(more on this) in
mind/body unification in order to become sensitive to and learns how to activate the
Ki Level of human beings.
Ki Shiatsu has absorbed the venerable Ki traditions of Seiki Jutsu, teate, reiki, Kiatsu
and Shin ki. These are all basically different streams and traditions all sharing the common
goal of treating Ki. Ki-atsu is a word used in Ki-Shiatsu when finding master points (points
unique to harmonising a particular person’s energy) to hold gently and direct Ki into the area.
Shin Ki is the finest, or purest level of Ki treatment usually involving laying palms on or
above an area and can also involve movements to work chakras and the energy field.
The Aiki Principle within Ki Shiatsu
The Aiki principle – blending energy – means to do what most is appropriate for that
person. This involves the full spectrum of technique from yang to yin.
Yang technique could involve strong but pleasant pressure with elbow and knees and
sometimes even feet to treat a particular condition. Yin technique would be more gentle
Both are as effective as each other, however with good judgement, sensitivity and
intuition, one uses the most appropriate for the person’s condition. All treatments
are enjoyable to receive and create deeply effective results.
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