Life Mission

When I want to pull a person “into” themselves, to ground them, connect them more fully with their own being, I work on the Stomach Meridian.  When I want to help a person connect with their “mission” in life, I often treat the Kidney Meridian.  One day last week, I was drawn to work on Stomach immediately followed by Kidney and was surprised by a connection that I found between these two meridians.

Assessing whether a person feels grounded (Stomach Meridian) and fully in their body and being, begins with checking the sense I have of whether they seem energetically connected into their feet.  In an interesting connection, the Kidney Meridian’s first point, Kidney #1, and an important point at that, is found deep in the ball of the foot.  This point is known as “Gushing Spring” (there are several variations of this name) and is regarded as the place in the body where we pull energy up from the Earth into our body.

How interesting that the energy reflecting being grounded in who we are is focused on the feet–as is the energy that is related to connecting to our life mission, which is also a reflection of who we are.

About HaraHarmony

Who am I? My name is Annemarie Marti and I have been practicing Shiatsu Therapy since 1987. During that time, my work has been enriched by meeting and working with many, many wonderful people. This work has allowed me many insights and perspectives on Shiatsu, healing, growing, self-expression and our relationship to our body and our planet which I now will begin to share in the Hara Harmony blog. The notion of being a healer came to me while I was in college and reading books about indigenous healing practices. In the mid-1970s I did not have a vision for how to pursue such a path and turned my desire to heal to our planet. It was not until the late 1980s that I found a way back, through Shiatsu, to my original desire to heal our bodies. As my journey with Shiatsu evolved, I began to see that there was a connection between healing our planet and creating vibrant health for our own bodies. The style of bodywork that I practice is called Shiatsu. Shiatsu is an Asian style of bodywork that evolved from the perspectives and teachings of Chinese acupuncture. Acupuncture brings to the process of healing, the concept of balancing, smoothing and rejuvenating the energies in our living, Human body. Shiatsu uses touch, no needles, to contact and move these energies called ‘chi’. In moving the chi, a Shiatsu therapist is able to help muscles to relax, the mind to quiet and well-being to return. My touch is firm to gentle~~you choose! We work together to create a great session for you where you feel refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated. If you would like more information about Shiatsu or my practice of Shiatsu, please email me at:
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