When I work with you, I listen to your Body Energy. To your Body Energy, I am the good listener that allows your Body Energy to feel heard—and thus move into a flowing balance. This flowing balance will allow you to feel relaxed, more ‘yourself’, often energized or at peace.
People often ask me about the experience of feeling the Body Energy and working with the “visual metaphors” that appear in my mind to further describe the state of your Body Energy. Since my descriptive powers fail me in this regard, the best I can do, if circumstances permit, is to give people the experience of feeling their own Body Energy, This at least provides a hint of what it is I do. As for the visual metaphors, I can say that these are pictures and short moving ‘videos’ that tell me what aspects of your Body Energy are in balance and what needs to shift during our Shiatsu session. The visual metaphors are as unique as our nighttime dreams. Though there may be similar themes, each visual metaphor is unique and sometimes I am even presented with an image that is completely different from anything I have ever seen.
While there are as many variations to the patterns of the Body Energy as there are Human Beings, the patterns do fall into four basic categories. These are:
Perhaps the most common. Nothing is moving, the energy feels like a frozen river. You may feel tension or pain as a result. My work is to release the blockages and encourage flow.
All is generally well, though being weller is usually an option. You feel well—and at the end of your Shiatsu session are pleasantly surprised to feel even weller!
This energy has a highly energized quality to it. Sometimes it seems white or blue and white, sometimes appearing like sunshine. In its most highly energized state it can seem like a big river that is wonderfully wild and flows free.
This state is usually the result of extreme stresses or the experience of being under attack in some way. It can be the result of intense emotional trauma, grief or anxiety and fortunately does occur often.
In the context of a session, I often share the stories and expressions of their Body Energy. These can provide insight, affirmation and encouragement and play an important role in a Shiatsu session.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.