2. The Vital Energy

The fundamental concept behind the Shiatsu massage is based on Qi, a Japanese/Chinese medicine. This principle is based on the belief that there is vital energy within the body that flows along meridians. A Shiatsu therapist can get to the Qi via points that fall along the meridians.  If there is a lot of Qi in the extremities and the flow is smooth, then health will be good. When the vital energy is disrupted, then there are problems, but the belief is that Shiatsu therapy can reverse this problem.

The Vital Energy and Shiatsu


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