Shiatsu from Healthy Choice

By: Healthy Choice  08-03-2011
Keywords: Massage, Massage Therapy, holistic

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, OFFICE HOURS: MON - FRI, 10:00 - 19:00 (treatments could end as late as 21:00)


Namikoshi Shiatsu is a traditional, Japanese healing method. Shiatsu means "finger pressure." Unlike the massages of the West, where kneading and friction is used, in Shiatsu pressure and stretching is the key. Namikoshi Shiatsu has a foundation in Western anatomy and physiology. In Namikoshi Shiatsu, the therapist uses palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and the feet, to work on pressure points on the body, through clothing, with the goal of restoring, maintaining and optimising health.

Seven effects of Shiatsu on the bio-functions

1. Invigorates the skin functions

2. Promotes suppleness in the muscular tissues

3. Stimulates the circulation of the body fluids

4. Harmonises the function of the nervous system

5. Regulates the operation of the ductless endocrine glands

6. Corrected faults in the skeletal system

7. Normalises the digestive system

Full Body 120 minutes: R480.

Full Body 90 minutes: R380.

Focused work 60 minutes: R280.

Focused work 30 minutes: R180.

NOTE: A R180 cancellation fee applies for appointments cancelled less that 24 hours before the time. 

NOTE: Shiatsu is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment) but there are some physical conditions which could be contra-indicatory to massage. If you are being treated by a GP for anything please let me know in advance.

NOTE: Shiatsu is NOT a sexual service.


About Markus van der Westhuizen (Dip. H SAH, Dip. TtT DMS, NS NSOS, RMA)

Crystal Healer, Reiki Master, Shiatsu Practitioner, Massage Therapist, ER Practitioner, Champissage Practitioner and Herbalist, Markus has been practising in the esoteric and healing fields since 1992, when he started working with crystal energy for self-healing and to facilitate healing for others. Markus is the Administrator to the Reiki Master’s Association of South Africa and also established and co-ordinates an interactive social network for Reiki practitioners, where the focus is on the development and the sharing of Reiki. Today, he combines his love of energy work and helping others into his practice; Healthy Choice, where his accumulated learnings are incorporated into the treatments.

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Keywords: holistic, Massage, Massage Services, Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, Trigger Point

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