What is Shiatsu?
"Shiatsu" is a Japanese word meaning "finger pressure". It is a "hands-on" therapy used both as a compliment to conventional medicine and as a preventative/alternative therapy.
History of Shiatsu
When the founder of Shiatsu Therapy, Tokujiro Namikoshi-sensei, was seven years old, he completely cured his mother who suffered from rheumatism. He used only his thumbs, fingers and palms in applying pressure to her body. This was the beginning of Shiatsu in 1912. His continuing studies lead him to the establishment of an anatomical and physiological theory of Shiatsu. He further developed his theory at his school which he opened to train Shiatsu therapists. As a result of continued presentation of his work, in 1964 the Ministry of Health of the Japanese National Government recognized Shiatsu as a uniquely Japanese therapeutic treatment.
About Celtic Touch
The Celtic Touch Healing Therapies is a sole proprietorship business and operated by Alan Connelly Shiatsupractor®. The owner is also an energy healer having studied known healing techniques of Reiki which he also teaches and presently engaged in the study of Quantum Touch an accelerated energy healing technique. A member of CSSBC Canadian Shiatsu Society of British Columbia.
As a company we will only have established practitioners who have demonstrated to "US" their passion, knowledge and touch within their healing modality.