Bushido Shiatsu provides alternative pain relief therapy and treatments using Japanese Shiatsu and other methods.
Dave Riddel is the owner and Shiatsu practitioner at Bushido Shiatsu located in St Leonards, Victoria. Dave has been specialising in Tendino-Muscle Meridians pain and disorders for nine years and has also done further studies on the eight extraordinary Vessels as they are very useful in treating pain, Dave has attended many other Japanese Keiraku Chiryo CEPD courses to enhance his knowledge and continues to visit and train in Japan.
What is Japanese Shiatsu
Shiatsu is a modern form of several other Japanese Arts of treating and balancing the body, Tokujiro Namikoshi developed Shiatsu in the 1920s and established the first official Shiatsu school the Nippon Shiatsu school in the late 1940s, In 1950s the Japanese Ministry of Health officially recognised Shiatsu as a Health treatment.
How does Shiatsu work
Shiatsu works on the Five Elements theory and Meridian theory of South Eastern Medicine, Shiatsu practitioners uses the diagnosis techniques of pules taking and palpation of the abdominal area (Hara) in Japanese, to identify what organs are deficient (Kyo) or excess (Jitsu) once the patient has been diagnosed the Shiatsu practitioner will put in place a treatment strategy based on the findings, Shiatsu work on the theory that if there is excess in a Meridian there is a blockage of the flow of Ki in (Japanese) and Qi in (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and will use dispersing techniques to unblock the KI, if the Meridian is deficient the practitioner will use tonification technique to strengthen the flow of Ki using Acupressure or palms along the effected Meridian thus harmonising the Yin and Yang Balance back to the body the practitioner may also use Moxa and Cupping to move Ki.