Shiatsu is about energy, it is about projection of energy, it is about being a conduit for universal energy, it is about re-aligning a recipients energy; but it is also about pressure, the physical stimulus of selected trigger points, about physical releasing of toxins that had become locked into tissue, about releasing spasms and about correcting posture; it is about working on pressure points and releasing physical blocks to energy pathways. It also involves releasing the body armour, the muscles tightness that indicates locked in emotional stress.

There are many styles of Shiatsu some are predominantly about the physical work. In other styles the energy work predominates.
The relative importance of the ratio between physical and energy work will vary with each patient and the conditions presented at the time of the treatment.

The therapist works on the pathways of energy that run around the body, gentle pressure is applied at points along these pathways, with the intention of ensuring a balance and easy flow of energy around the body. Some gentle stretching and easy manipulation may also be involved.
Shiatsu is used for: i.e. to treat. Stress, tension, specific pains and injuries, chronic conditions in general, non specific conditions where there is a reduction in wellbeing. Recovery from trauma and ill health. Back pain and injury. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, hormonal problems, head aches, migraine, and just about anything you need.

Magnetic Therapy is also about energy, and the use of magnets to free up and stimulate the flows of energy and of blood within the body.

Shiatsu and Magnetic Therapy are complementary to each other and good results can be achieved by the use of magnets and magnetically enhanced support wraps, between Shiatsu sessions. Both seek to improve the balance of internal forces within the holistic person. Both can use the ancient meridians and points of acupuncture, but without needles or any form of penetration of the skin. Both can be of great help with muscular problems and the combination of Shiatsu treatments with Magnetic therapy devices worn between Shiatsu sessions can speed up recovery.

Magnets do not wear out; not with normal use and normal human time spans. The energy given out by a permanent magnet returns to it, the balancing and correcting being done as the forces pass through the body. To find a way of visualising this, consider a river with logs trying to flow down stream but the logs are all over the place muddled up some at right angles to the river banks others at sixty degrees etc, a mess. Then consider what happens to the flow of logs, if they are all orientated in the same direction of parallel to the river banks. They flow effortlessly with the river water. This is what magnets can do to the flows of blood and fluids within the body. This is also what Shiatsu and Magnetic therapy can do to the flows of energy and life forces within the body.

In every aspect of our lives intuition is the principle guiding force and the intellect is the tool that enables us to go in the direction chosen by our intuition. Complete and eclectic (wide ranging, all embracing) training with really absorbed knowledge are vital for good treatment. Really absorbed knowledge is that knowledge which has become almost unconscious knowledge, that which is known without conscious logical reasoning. Only with these things can the practitioner allow their intuitive senses to guide them into which parts of their intellectual knowledge they use at any moment in time.

Magnetic Therapy is used for: i.e. to treat. Stress, tension, specific pains and injuries, chronic conditions in general, non specific conditions where there is a reduction in wellbeing. Recovery from trauma and ill health. Back pain and injury. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, head aches, migraine, Etc

Author's Bio: 

Born 16/2/42 Educated at Technical High School and Colleges.
GCE (Maths Physics and English) ONC and NVQ qualifications in engineering and

Having trained as a technical engineer in electro magnetic motors I then spent many years studying, with the leading teachers of the time, holistic forms of health care. Including Shiatsu and Acupuncture. In the later part of this time I started to investigate the use of magnets as part of health care
I have treated thousands of patients using this experience and knowledge; I have worked in drug and alcohol abuse and at large private holistic clinics.
I worked in various industrial management roles including costing/ estimating and sales.
1983/4 studied Shiatsu at the East West Centre in London and continued studies with Harold Dull, Waturi Ohashi, Yamomoto etc
1984 to 1986 studied massage/ anatomy/ physiology/ acupuncture and homoeopathy with the Association of Natural Medicines.
1986 and on going started to study the effects of magnetism and energies in the human healing process.
All studies are on going, each treatment teaches a little more, each lecture and each conversation adds to the total stock of knowledge.
Was one of the earliest members of the Shiatsu Society in the UK and a founder member of the Suffolk and North Essex Shiatsu Association.
Organizer of the first East Anglian exhibitions of Natural Medicine
Co started the Green Lodge Centre for Integrated Medicines
Worked for 3 years at the Colchester Open Road drug and alcohol treatment centre the 3rd year as full time therapy co-ordinator
Taught Shiatsu at The Colchester Institute (a regional College of Anglian Polytechnic University)
Was an elected director of the Shiatsu Society for 2 years
Manager of Shiatsu International.
Now retired from providing treatments that incorporate Shiatsu, Acupressure, Magnet Therapy, Moxibustion and advice on herbal, flower and homoeopathic remedies.
I have developed an on line course of instruction in Magnetic Therapy
Author of books on the I Ching and Magnet Therapy ( The practical guide to magnet
therapy pub Godsfield Press and Magnet healing pub Time Life.) but now concentrating on the “on line magnetic therapy course” and working on other books