Benefits of Shiatsu (+Bars)

Here is a short list of possible benefits of two energy treatments, Shiatsu and the Access Consciousness ‘Bars’. This is a short sampling  to illustrate the potency of these healing modalities. Depending on the needs of the moment and other variables, results will vary.

Shiatsu Benefits May Include:
Being in touch with and Being who you truly Be through relaxaton.
Relief from emotional or physical stress or pain.
Clarity about next steps.
Releasing emotional overwhelm and smoothing raw emotions.
Connection with one’s intuition.
Flow stagnant or blocked energies.
Nurturing touch.

Bars Benefits May Include:
Relaxation without massage.
Less mind chatter.
Better mood.
Better sleep.
Connection with nature.
New coping tools.
Fun surprises.

Shiatsu offers nurturing, soothing and connecting touch that I have seen precede a person finally get over a lingering flu, breaking through a creative block, softening the rawness of an emotional upset,  women finding relief from monthly pain and more.  These are common examples illustrating what is possible though everyone has a different experience.  I believe these results occur with the release of negative or conflicting emotions or energies thus allowing the body energy to flow smoothly and support well~being–kind of like traffic flowing smoothly on a highway when there are no accidents.  People often report feeling lighter after a session, more ‘themselves’, or that their energy is now flowing–all of which leaves one feeling strengthened and empowered.

Bars are quite different. My observation on Bars is that they offer a lightening of heavy energies and create an opening for good news to show up in the person’s world (weird but true). Combined with Access Consciousness tools, getting one’s Bars run can lead to unpredictably good things happening in your life–do I get a YES on good things happening in our lives! Yes!

I also practice Shiatsu and Bars together! A longtime client now cannot imagine her Shiatsu sessions without Bars and prefers her Bars run with Shiatsu.

Please call me or email me about anything on your mind about Shiatsu or Bars.

To more wellness, well~being, balance–and laughter–in our lives.

Annemarie Marti
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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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