About Your Treatment

What to expect during a bodywork treatment?
Your treatment will usually last 75 to 90 minutes. You may be given short periods of time alone, during the treatment, to help the body process releases. You may feel energy moving in your body. You will feel light touch as well as pressure and relief of muscular tension. You may feel tenderness in some areas. Important feedback is valuable and encouraged. You should communicate immediately if you feel any radiating pain or discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Bodywork is most effective when your body is not resisting.

What should I do during bodywork session?
During the massage, make yourself comfortable. You will either be gently moved, such as lifting your arm or a leg, or told what is needed throughout the session. Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. Conversation may be kept to a minimum to increases the effectiveness of the session, but If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

What should I wear?
Shiatsu Shin Tai bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client clothed.  You should wear loose and comfortable clothing, preferably cotton and clean socks.

Where will my bodywork session take place?
Your bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room, on a futon, on the floor.  You will spend part of the treatment laying face down and another part laying face up or on one side.  You will lie on body cushions, especially designed for your comfort.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different effects, including light touch, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of finger pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

How will I feel after the bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

What are the benefits of Shiatsu Shin Tai bodywork?
Bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. Other benefits may include:

  • more energy & vitality
  • pain relief:  back, headache, neck, shoulder, knee, etc.
  • improved digestive and glandular function
  • reproductive health and fertility;  prostrate health
  • enhanced immune function
  • regulation of menstrual cycle
  • alleviate depression and anxiety
  • return of enthusiasm for life
  • increased creativity
  • enhanced spiritual development and consciousness
  • better relationships to family, friends and partner

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on your condition, approval from your doctor may be required.


3 thoughts on “About Your Treatment

  1. Cost? I can’t decide anything without first knowing the cost? A long held pain? Right, like if refuse to take my traditional medications for a lot of physical and psychology “pains” that reduce my physical and psychological pains so I can live instead of be alive. Well, at least for about 50 to 60 % of my life, but we’re still working on it. I am multiple stroke patient–TIAs–Transient Ischemic Accidents–many of them. I quite smoking about 6 years ago–completely, finally, and happily. I hate those things. Really, just looking at one unlit makes me nauseous. Well, I’m skeptical of alternate therapies and treatments, but thanks for the invite. Share your cost range and I might be interested. Thank you, Ilene

    • Dear Ilene,

      Thanks for inquiring. Sounds to me like you are sick and tired of your physical and psychological pain to the point that you are already transforming your life.

      You say you see “A long held pain? ” During the treatment you don’t have to do anything, you don’t even have to let go. You discover what it actually feels like to surrender the holder of the pain thorough the body, naturally. After a series of treatments, ‘letting go’ starts happening in every day life, usually a little at a time. Life force recovery, bodywork treatments help to ease the process and speed it up.

      I charge $100 for a 75-90 minute treatment if you come to me, otherwise I add a minimum of $20 to the cost, for my time and travel to you. If more than one person schedules a treatment at the same location, one right after the other, they all split the cost of my trip.

      Slavka Sita

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