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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: Annemarie@haraharmony.com

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 … Continue reading

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The Energy of Self-Love

My mother always used to say to me, “Honey, treat yourself as your own best friend.”  Today my teaching on this lesson came in the form of the Heart Protector Meridian, the energy that protects both the Heart and the … Continue reading

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Listening to Your Body Energy in a Shiatsu Session

This post is an effort to explain how I, as a Shiatsu Practitioner, experiences working with the energies flowing in the Human Body. Continue reading

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Choosing a Bodyworker*

Choosing a “Bodyworker” * Note:   A “Bodyworker” is someone who works on your body!  They may be a Shiatsu Therapist, a Massage Therapist, or someone practicing another modality to bring health and healing to the Human body. A first step to … Continue reading

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Who is Annemarie Marti?

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 … Continue reading

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Bladder Meridian: The Big Picture

In a Shiatsu session I was asked, “So what you are saying is that the Bladder Meridian* controls all the other Meridians?”  Hmm.  Was that what I was saying?  “Let me think about that for a moment,” I replied.  This … Continue reading

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