Anna Jackson LMT offers Shiatsu, Swedish and Deep Tissue massages. Each session is designed to fulfill the goals of the client, whether it be general relaxation, stress relief, or to address specific musculoskeletal issues.
What is Shiatsu? (She-aht-su)
Shiatsu is a style of bodywork developed in Japan. It is similar to acupuncture, but uses finger pressure instead of needles. Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" or finger and "atsu" or pressure. Shiatsu's goal is to restore the healthy flow of energy throughout the body, and thus promote healing, relaxation and pain relief.
The form, or kata, is like a musical score or piece of choreography. The form means both the sequence of technique and the proper way of doing it. The kata generates a flow of energy (qi) within the bodies of both the recipient and the practitioner. Shiatsu is learned and practiced much like a martial art, a ballet or piece of music.
Advantages of Shiatsu
-No oils, lotions or lubricants are used.
-There is no need to remove clothing; clients wear loose comfortable clothing.
-The effects of shiatsu are many faceted. Clients appreciate its depth without being painful, as well as their profound sense of relaxation while also feeling alert, refreshed and invigorated.
Benefits of Shiatsu
-nervous system balancing, increased relaxation
-decreases pain stemming from a wide variety of causes
-stimulates circulatory, digestive, lymphatic, and hormonal systems
-can help with a range of issues such as back pain, headaches, muscular tension and stiffness, depression or anxiety, sports injuries, insomnia, exhaustion, fatigue, high blood pressure
-harmonizes the body, mind and spirit; stimulates the flow of energy / qi throughout the body
-increases health & supports disease prevention by strengthening the body’s own healing abilities
What Happens During a Shiatsu Session?
For shiatsu, you wear loose comfortable clothing and lie on a massage table. The practitioner uses fingers and thumbs to apply pressure to specific points on the body's energy pathways, known as meridians, along with rocking, stretches, joint rotations and presses coupled with deep breathing. The session is composed of movements done in a specific order, called a kata.
Shiatsu session is holistic, addressing the whole body rather than focusing on the one area where symptoms are most obvious.
Targeted (front or back) 50 minute Shiatsu session $55
Full body (recommended) 80 minute Shiatsu session $85
Anna also does traditional Swedish massage using a variety of techniques tailored to each client’s needs.
Half hour $35 Hour $65 Hour and a half $95
Gift certificates are available.