Frequently Asked Questions

Is Energy Shiatsu Religious, Scientific, Medical?
Treatment Questions and Benefits
General Questions about Sessions
What are the different types of treatments out there?
What type of healing treatment is best for me?


How is Energy Shiatsu Holistic?

In addition to alleviating current physical discomforts, Energy Shiatsu practitioner looks at the overall relevant environmental, social, spiritual, biological, nutritional, emotional, as well as mind imbalances such as bad habits, limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns that on some deeper level cause or reinforce the problems. All these could be current, recent, or more distant such as from childhood or previous lifetimes. The faster the imbalances are caught and addressed, the less physical manifestation (such as discomfort or illness) is needed (ie. to get our attention), and the less time and effort is required to restore optimal balance and well-being (our natural state).

Please note that Energy Shiatsu and Holistic Healing treatments are safe and complementary in nature, that is, they are to be used in conjunction with your primary health treatments. It is highly advisable to continue your medical care and medications as prescribed by your medical professional.

Is Energy Shiatsu religious?

The practitioner is on his very own and self-designed path of Free-thinking / New Age / Esoteric spirituality and world philosophy that embraces oneness, loving compassion, and complete tolerance of any belief. This path, as well as Energy Shiatsu, is not religious, not evangelistic, not a cult, there is no doctrine to study, and there is nothing to join or convert to anything.

Energy Shiatsu is a healing and energy work that holistically balances the body with an assistance of the most positive Divine forces, including Holy Spirit and Mother Nature, in order to help the whole you heal and thrive. Incidentally and indirectly, Energy Shiatsu may inspire you to taking responsibility for creating positive changes in your life, and foster own, personal and unique search for God or Higher Power.

Is the Energy Shiatsu energy real? Can it be seen?

The Multi-dimensional, Consciousness, Auric or Chi energies (or energy fields) are real and can be observed by some humans. Just like the unseen and therefore "obviously non-existing" germs were discovered through an invention of the microscope, these energies will be verified and studied by scientists with new and different kinds of devices when the time is right.

Likewise, the invisible but very real energies of love, magnetism, gravity, and (collective) consciousness will also be directly observable, not just their effects. Examples? Can you feel the definitively and clearly existing love energy between life partners, mother and child, family members, or human and pet? Can you explain, quantify and measure that energy a scientific way? Or have you ever watched a movie or a TV show (scripted or reality) and have been moved to tears by love, compassion, cooperation, unity, or other positive action or emotion (a.k.a. "e-motion", energy in motion) emanating from the screen? How do you feel when you enter a peaceful and beautifully decorated hotel or spa with soft music playing in the background? Compare that with watching or hearing a news channel with an overdramatic commentary of bad news: this energy elicits anxiety, fear, frustration, depression, or destructive separation and anger. Or how about sitting next to a grumpy person vs a peaceful grandmother? Can you feel it? The energy is definitely real, and the more loving and compassionate it is, the better it feels and the more it heals.

Already the science is exploring how different kinds of healing frequencies synchronize (or entrain) with the auric energies of our bodies causing them to vibrate more coherently and in a higher order of harmony and balance. See this in action on YouTube, eg. search snowflake, rice or plant experiments with words spoken to them.

Is Energy Shiatsu scientific/medical?

Energy and Shiatsu treatments are based on many well-established and mainstream documented medical and alternative medicine practices, available just a google search away. Good starter information on many healing modalities is available below in the section about different types of healing / bodywork treatments.

Here's one study comparing Physical Therapy with Energy Healing for improving range of motion in subject patients with restricted shoulder mobility. And another study demonstrating Body Energy changes within meridians upon Energy Healing of a subject patient who was unable to walk prior to the study, and after the third healing session stood up without help and walked slowly without a walker.

In addition, Energy Shiatsu utilizes many leading edge developments in Quantum & Multi-Dimensional Physics and Biology such as entanglement (Oneness / Inseparable Wholeness), entrainment (synchronization of physical states, energy healing modalities, and consciousness), and multiverse realities (past / future / parallel worlds in the Now); as well as more and more accepted into the mainstream science Spiritual hypotheses such as for example Consciousness vs Objective vs Subjective Reality and which comes first.

Are you affected by patients' negativity or issues?

I feel compassion for and understand (or take time to understand) the challenges that people are going through or experiencing. Yet at all times my high vibration and bright Light of well-being and wisdom keep me from being affected. It is like shining a bright light on shadows, which makes them less scary/mysterious, and therefore more manageable, or they disappear altogether.

What does the Shiatsu bodywork treatment do?

In general terms and through a variety of techniques, Shiatsu bodywork treatments increase blood and oxygen flow and circulation, increase flexibility and mobility, decrease pain and inflammation, lower resting and overall heart rate, relieve muscles of aches, stiffness and soreness, and create an overall sense of relaxation and wellness.

Are there any restrictions to receiving a massage treatment?

If you have a serious or acute medical condition, you should clear massage with your doctor first. Back pain, headache, blurry vision, loss of appetite and other symptoms could signal a serious injury or underlying medical condition. Likewise, if you observe unusual changes in your body that you can’t easily explain, consult your doctor first before treating the problem with a massage. If you’re injured or sick, a massage could make the situation worse. Please contact your healthcare provider before receiving Shiatsu bodywork if you have high blood pressure, a heart condition, any chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, or are pregnant.

Are there any restrictions to receiving an Energy treatment?

Pure energy work such as that of Reiki or Healing Touch is very safe and there are no known contraindications. The touch is not necessary to successfully administer energy treatment and therefore can be easily performed remotely. If any touch is used, it is very light and non-manipulative. The Reiki energy flow, once established, is gentle and pleasant. It is also intelligent in nature, so when it decides it is complete based on your body's specific internal needs, it simply stops flowing.

On the other hand, Energy Shiatsu Holistic Healing treatment that involves subconscious work may introduce certain subtle physical, emotional or mental side effects. These can include experiences of drowsiness, fatigue, headaches, feeling old pains, memories of traumas, sensory sensitivities, or excitement. These symptoms can be a normal reaction to the treatment and should not last longer than a few minutes or hours.

With deeper and more extensive methods of Holistic Healing or Life Mastery Coaching, where an upgrade to a 5D Crystalline Body is intended and initiated, slightly more invasive side effects may occur. They occur as a result of cellular-level DNA changes in order to accommodate Higher Light frequency of your Soul (ie. Multi-Dimensional Consciousness) within your physical 3D body, and may last a few weeks or months until the changes are complete. These symptoms, also known as ascension symptoms of transmutation (which come from nowhere and go to nowhere), may include strange aches and headaches of varying intensity, skin changes including colour spots or redness, diet and appetite shifts, and they simply need to be managed. Yet the changes may include (or lead to) younger-looking skin, effortless lean muscle growth and fat loss, stronger immune system, increased brain performance, better sight and hearing, and new esoteric/supernatural capabilities of different kinds.

What are the benefits of receiving ongoing Energy Shiatsu treatments?

A single session can bring great positive results, and if done frequently, the results become cumulative. The more you connect with the Spiritual energy, the better and healthier you feel. Benefits include:

  • remission of pains and physical or mental concerns
  • feeling all-encompassing safety, lightness and freedom
  • renewed natural confidence, inner power and belief in yourself
  • more genuine joy and liveliness as the inner-batteries are fully recharged
  • more creativity, capability and peace of mind when dealing with life's challenges
  • physical renewal and enhancements including:
    • younger-looking skin
    • better vision and hearing
    • stronger immune system
    • lean muscle growth
    • longer life (through 'perfect' replication of cells), and
    • increased esoteric / psychic capabilities
  • profound personal transformation and success in desired outcomes
  • discovery and fulfillment of own life purpose and highest potential
  • perfect health, deep self-knowledge, and unshakeable inner peace
  • magnificent self-worth, loving relationships, and a truly fulfilling life
  • personal Heaven on Earth including with 24/7 connection with Spirit
  • and much more

How many sessions do I need?

The number of treatments depends on the individual's condition, length of time the condition has been present, and the level of individual self-care with intent to heal. Someone who is taking care of themselves and is generally well-balanced will need only an occasional session to restore or re-center their state. Those with more serious or ongoing conditions may require several and more frequent sessions to assess, manage and address the concerns.

Many conditions improve noticeably after one treatment, either immediately or within a few days as the changes integrate. However otherwise, it may take 5-10 or more treatments over 3-12 months to address all root-causes that keep the condition around or returning. These may include ergonomic, environmental, emotional, mental, karmic and consciousness. Feel free to ask the practitioner after your treatment about the recommended number of treatments for your condition or state. Yet at the same, the best guide to help you decide how many sessions you need or when to continue is your own body and inner guidance, because you yourself know best how you feel and what's going on in your life.

What is the lateness policy?

Sessions begin and end at the time of the scheduled appointment with a maximum 5-minute grace time to allow clients to get grounded before stepping back into the world. The time strictness honours yours as well as the previous and next client's appointment time. Also, adherence to the scheduled time allows the practitioner to give all clients his best presence and readiness.

How does the Session Overtime work?

In case of availability of a longer gap until the next client, and if desired by the current client, additional session time can be requested at any time during the primary session time or immediately after but within the post-session 5-min grace period. The session overtime can be added in 5-minute increments and paid for at the conclusion of the entire session. Please inquire with the practitioner for details.

Is Energy Shiatsu LGBTQI friendly?

Yes, totally. Energy Shiatsu embraces oneness of all, anyone and anything. This includes the LGBTQI community, all backgrounds, all races, all religions, all Myers Briggs personality types, whatever! If you're interested in Energy Shiatsu you are very welcome to experience it.

Is Energy Shiatsu safe for babies?

The energy treatments including Reiki, Healing Touch or Holistic Healing are safe for babies as the energy scales down in power to what the baby needs. Various conditions can be addressed including skin, body and mind reactions (redness, anxiety, etc) to birth trauma, vaccines or karma. It is recommended that the treatments take place while the baby is at rest and held by the mother/parent. It's not uncommon during the treatment for mothers to feel an energy shift and a closer, deeper, more intimate connection with their little one. For your convenience, the sessions can be done remotely during mid-day or evening hours.

Do you work with children and teenagers?

Yes. The practitioner has experience working with the New Consciousness Kids, aka. Crystal and Star Children. They tend to be loving, intuitive and conceptual puzzle solvers, yet often bored or troubled when it comes to fitting in the older educational, corporate, religious or other current world structures. They are often diagnosed with conditions such as depression, ADD/ADHD, or Autism, but in many cases the style of communication and teaching is a great catalyst. Please note that the Intake form needs to be signed by a guardian and for younger children, parental presence is preferred.

Do you offer lower rates for people with financial challenges?

I can completely relate to the difficulty. Please send me an email with details and we'll see what we can do.


What are the different types of healing / bodywork treatments out there?

Most healing / bodywork treatments fall into two main categories:

Feel free to ask your practitioner for a recommendation of high-quality practitioners of the listed modalities.

Relaxation Treatments or Massage Options

Energy Shiatsu – a gentle and meditative combination of divine Reiki and Healing Touch energy (see Reiki below), and Shiatsu deep tissue massage, which involves precise thumb pressure on specific pressure points. Energy Shiatsu is designed to induce deep relaxation, full rest of the body and mind, and restoration of well-being and vitality. Physical cleansing and/or regeneration of cells, organs, tissues or bones may also occur, if appropriate. Energy Shiatsu is performed on a massage table or a padded floor with the patient fully clothed. Holistic Healing option expands Energy Shiatsu, Reiki and Healing Touch with subconscious work, Talk Therapy and basic Energy Coaching.

Reiki or Healing Touch – with no or minimal touch practitioner channels esoteric/divine energy in a particular pattern to heal, harmonize, balance or restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced. The main benefits include deep relaxation, clearing of energy blockages, detoxification of body systems, new vitality in the form of healing Universal life energy, and increase of vibrational/divine frequency of the body. Reiki and Healing Touch are usually performed on a massage table or in a chair with the patient fully clothed.

Swedish or Therapeutic massage – most commonly known massage for stress relief, relaxation and releasing of cramped or tense muscles. Swedish is a whole-body massage, while Therapeutic massage focuses on specific areas or problems. Using oils and pressure or rubbing, the main purpose of these massages is an increase of the oxygen flow in the blood, the release of toxins from the muscles, and stretch ligaments and tendons. The massages also stimulate the skin and nervous system while soothing the nerves at the same time. They reduce physical and emotional stress, and therefore regular sessions are highly recommended for stress management.

Hot Stone massage – deep relaxation is induced by gliding or placing smooth heated cobblestones over different points on the body. As the heat penetrates deep into the muscles, it soothes and melts away tension and stress. It also calms the nervous system, helps increase the circulation of both blood and lymph systems, and simulates the body’s natural self-healing energies.

Reflexology – a holistic healing technique applied to feet and sometimes hands aimed to induce a state of balance and harmony in the body, mind and spirit. It is based on a principle that areas on feet (and hands) correspond to all the parts and organs of the body. Pressure applied to specific points on feet (or hands) clears congestion and restores normal functioning and health in the connected related areas.

Craniosacral therapy – gentle touch and manipulation from the cranium (skull) to the sacrum (pelvis bone) to regulate cerebrospinal fluid and its "respiration" along the spine to relieve headache stress and tension.

Lomi Lomi – Hawaiian massage method uses spiritualism, rubbing techniques and direct pressure to encourage whole-body health and spiritual harmony.

Aroma or Ayurvedic Therapy – using a combination of different essential oils together with a hand or palm massage, a revitalizing balance is achieved on physiological and emotional levels.

Chair massage – designed for on-the-go fully clothed sessions for quick relief, mostly only of shoulders, neck and back. Usually there is a lack of privacy that prohibits full relaxation.

Palliative massage – soothing and nurturing massage for people with a terminal illness, degenerating disease, chronic stress, or with aches and pains of an aging body. The goal is to offer comfort and freedom from pain.

Deep Tissue, Mixed or Specialized Massage Options

Energy Shiatsu – a relatively gentle and soothing yet deliberate and precise deep tissue massage with an addition of a guided breathwork and divine Reiki and Healing Touch energy to ensure a deep and lasting tension release. Energy Shiatsu is a highly customized treatment utilizing the Tokujiro Namikoshi style of Shiatsu. It stimulates key pressure points along body Meridians to restore physical well-being. Energy Shiatsu, just like true Japanese Shiatsu, is not painful. Energy Shiatsu is performed on a massage table or a padded floor with the patient fully clothed. Optionally (for greater relaxation and upon request) a down dressed version is available with the use of high-quality oils.

Shiatsu – a unique, non-invasive treatment designed to stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Shiatsu helps restore the body systems to work at their optimal level and make you overall healthy. Shiatsu helps melt away muscle tension and work-related stress, headaches and back pain. The true Japanese Shiatsu is not supposed to be painful - it is gentle and soothing. It can balance all body systems including skeletal, muscular, nervous, integumentary, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Shiatsu is performed on a massage table or padded floor with the patient fully clothed.

Chinese Shiatsu or Tui-na (or Japanese Anma) – a Chinese form of deep tissue treatment designed to open and balance the body’s energy centers and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. It uses gentle brushing or very firm kneading, rolling, pressing, rubbing, shaking, lifting and squeezing. Chinese Shiatsu or Tui-na are usually performed on a massage table, either with oils over bare skin or with the patient fully clothed.

Deep Tissue massage – a massage that focuses on deeper layers of muscle tissue and aims to release chronic muscle pain or tension. It annihilates muscle fiber knots, removes toxins, treats stiff and painful spots, and can break up or eliminate muscle scar tissue. Due to the invasive nature of this massage, it can be painful during and right after the session, with most relief from soreness manifesting within a day or two. This type of massage is ideal for athletes or people undergoing physiotherapy. It usually uses oils over bare skin.

Sports massage – combining Deep Tissue massage, Shiatsu, Swedish massage, and optionally Myofascial Release sports massage is designed primarily for highly active people. It identifies and addresses problems areas before they develop into injuries (or treats injuries), increases range of motion and performance, increases or restores suppleness and elasticity, frees muscle adhesions, and increases body awareness reminding to be more diligent with stretching after workouts.

Thai or Tibetan massage – an active and energizing massage involving manipulation, movement, stretching, kneading, and even being walked on. Thai massage improves energy, flexibility, and overall well-being. Tibetan massage adds a sophistication of 5 basic elements (earth, water, fire, wind, space) and may involve acupressure, Reiki and Myofascial release techniques. Both are usually performed on a padded floor with the patient clothed.

Osteopathic therapy – taking into account that structures and functions of the body systems do not work in isolation, the osteopathic hands-on physical techniques balance body stresses and strains to correct imbalances. Osteopathy is especially useful with chronic muscle or joint tensions. Contact Energy Shiatsu for a recommended Osteopath who's a Medical Doctor who is also trained in Alternative Medicine approaches.

Orthopedic massage – often part of a rehabilitation program following an injury, orthopedic massage treats specific conditions or areas of the body.

Trigger Point therapy – similarly to but unlike Deep Tissue massage which works directly with the problem areas, Trigger Point massage focuses on specific areas of the body that affect or trigger other parts of the body. The practitioner works deeply on the source problem muscles to release and unclutch the destination problem muscles.

Neuromuscular therapy – a subset of Trigger Point therapy where a highly trained practitioner applies pressure to areas that are sensitive to touch or with muscle spasms to treat injuries, chronic pain involving muscular or nervous systems, poor circulation or posture problems. Neuromuscular therapy might be painful at first, but it should relax as the circulation of oxygen and blood is restored to the muscles.

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What type of treatment is best for me?

Feel free to ask your practitioner for a recommendation of high-quality practitioners of the listed modalities.

Relaxation Treatments and Massages

"Centering" / Balancing / Relaxation / Psychological Healing / Emotional Healing / Spiritual Healing
Healing or therapeutic touch with energy work on heart and mind:
• Energy Shiatsu, Holistic Healing, Chakra Balancing, Talk Therapy, Life Mastery Coaching
• Reiki, Healing/Therapeutic/Quantum Touch, Aroma, Craniosacral, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Palliative

Slightly Sore / Stiff / Tight Muscles
Loosen the muscles and stimulate circulation:
• Energy Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Tibetan, Hot Stone

Stress / Tension / Poor Sleep / Anxiety / Depression
Relax mind & body and create a sense of peace and well-being:
• Energy Shiatsu, Swedish, Aroma, Craniosacral, Holistic Healing, Chakra Balancing, Life Mastery Coaching

Headaches / Migraines / Sinus Problems / Breathing disorders
Relieve tension to feel at ease:
• Energy Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Swedish, Reflexology, Aroma, Holistic Healing, Chakra Balancing

Arthritis / Joint Pains
Reduce inflammation to ease aches and pains:
• Energy Shiatsu, Swedish, Reflexology, Aroma, Chakra Balancing, Holistic Healing

Digestive problems / Circulatory problems
Stimulate key pressure points:
• Energy Shiatsu, Reflexology, Holistic Healing, Chakra Balancing

Cancer / Tumors
Complement Western medicine with a relaxation massage or Energy Work to reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatments, eg. reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, depression, and improve the immune system. Optionally invest in Integrated Care or Holistic Healing to improve your general well-being and internal healing/health long-term.

Deep Tissue, Mixed or Specialized Massages

Very Tense Shoulders / Neck / High-Mid-Low Back
Mixed approach: first relax the mind, release tension, and calm the nervous system; then work muscles deeply:
• Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Energy Shiatsu
• Osteopath, Tui-na, Deep Tissue, Tibetan, Thai

Sitting work: Shoulders / Forearms / Hands / Fingers / Carpal Tunnel
Deep and slow pressure to soothe symptoms:
• Osteopath, Thai, Tibetan, Deep Tissue, Energy Shiatsu, Hot Stone, Reflexology

Sore / Achy / Tired Feet / Calves / Legs
Rejuvenate and restore circulation flow:
• Reflexology, Hot Stone, Tibetan, Thai, Osteopath, Sports Massage, Energy Shiatsu

Mild or Medium / Uncomfortable / Chronic Pain / Repetitive Strain
General targeted manipulation:
• Thai, Tibetan, Deep Tissue, Tui-na, Osteopath, Sports Massage, Energy Shiatsu

Sports / Physically Active / Maximum Performance
Specific targeted manipulation or energy work:
• Sports Massage, Osteopath, Deep Tissue, Tui-na, Thai, Tibetan, Energy Shiatsu

Injury / Illness Rehabilitation
Physical and Energy work:
• Orthopedic, Trigger Point / Neuromuscular, Sports Massage, Osteopath, Energy Shiatsu

• Ongoing Energy Shiatsu, Swedish massage, Thai massage, nurturing touch or gentle rocking to soothe aches
• Energy Shiatsu, Acupressure, Lomi Lomi, or Myofascial Release to refresh circulation and decrease spasms
• Pool/Water Exercise for increased movement
• Custom by-feel protocol including full-body relaxation, movement of lymphs, and nutritional detox
• Energy Shiatsu, Craniosacral therapy, Aromatherapy, Qi-Qong, Yoga to reduce stress and enable self-healing
• Holistic Healing or Life Coaching for emotional and mental energetic release and stress reduction

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