Personal Growth Coaching
Return to Center
holistically-oriented individuals &
businesses achieve their goals.
Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese healing art, which facilitates physical, emotional and mental balance for the well-being of an individual. With a reverent and nurturing approach, finger pressure is applied along pathways of energy, known as meridians, which run throughout the body. This work helps to stimulate self-healing, relieve stress, enhance mobility for the individual and creates a deep state of relaxation and peace.
Shiatsu harmonizes the metabolism of the body and improves circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems. It encourages the river of energy in the body to flow again, allowing the individual to feel more alive, clear, centered and light.
Shiatsu draws on the oriental system of understanding the body called 5 Element Theory. This system recognizes that these pathways of energy are keys to affecting balance in the function of the vital organs with the mental states and the emotional states of the individual.
The body is a reflection of all aspects of the person and through the meridians, all aspects can be affected. Therefore, each shiatsu treatment is customized according to the client’s current overall condition. After receiving a Shiatsu treatment, the ability to move through difficult experiences becomes much easier on all levels.
A Shiatsu session with Irene includes a discussion of the physical, mental and/or emotional issues the client is currently experiencing or would like to address.
The treatment is given on a large comfortable mat on the floor in a peaceful environment. No oil or lotions are used and the client wears loose fitting, warm, comfortable clothing.
Typically, a person experiences an increase of energy circulating in their body, and physical or emotional releases during the session. The session usually ends in a state of deep relaxation and peace.
Sessions are approximately 75 minutes long.
A series of sessions trains the body/mind to trust balance as it’s natural state and inspires natural changes in lifestyle to occur in order to anchor a new sense of freedom and ease as a way of life.
Contact Irene for a free phone consultation to discuss your needs and to see if this work is right for you.
Quiets the mind into peace
I received my Shiatsu training and certification from the Ohashi Institute of New York under the guidance of Wataru Ohashi. My training included long study intensives and retreats at Dai Bosatsu Zen Buddhist Monastery in NY where I gained deep insight into the Zen approach of Ohashiatsu and the poetic nature of what it is to be truly human. I am forever grateful to Master Ohashi for that first gift which transformed my life.
My experiences with healers/teachers Patrick Collard and Don McFarland—both in the US and in the pyramids and temples of Egypt, as well as with Dennis Adams, Illana Rubenfeld, Michael Harner and Stuart Wilde among others were invaluable opportunities to gain subtle awareness of the energies of our bodies, our spirits and the sacred world we live in.
I also incorporate my understanding of body language, Ericksonian hypnotherapy and Rebirthing breathwork to create highly effective Shiatsu sessions to support deeper healing on all levels to occur.
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"You got me out of pain! Totally OUT of pain! So much so, that after a
while, I could move my lower back muscles (by myself) in such a way that I
could realign my vertebrae so that I could continue to be pain free! And I
would tell anyone who would ask that I found it astounding that a “little
pixie of a woman” could apply just the right amount of pressure in just
the right places to alleviate my back pain. (I still don't know how
someone that tiny can be so strong.) The shiatsu treatments helped me more
than the chiropractic adjustments!"
"It does feel really good to be touched that way [to receive Shiatsu].
I am much more in touch with my body. I realize for the first time how
much my emotions contribute to how my body feels. It has motivated me
toward doing things which give me greater physical health. After getting
shiatsu for years, I decided to learn how to do it myself."
"I have been a client of Irene’s for [a number of] years. My initial
visit was a birthday present from my husband in response to a lifetime of
having suffered extreme, consistent lower back pain. Neither chiropractic
work nor conventional medicine provided me with any lasting relief from
the pain, but Irene’s Shiatsu has given me the freedom from the daily
burden of pain that I had carried for almost forty years. I view my
sessions with Irene as a gift to myself. Although it was my back that
initially required the most repair and revitalization, during the course
of our sessions Irene has also helped my whole body. Irene has also
introduced me to other healing practitioners in her international wide
circle of colleagues. It has been through Irene and Shiatsu that I have
also come to embrace Breathwork and other things. I feel blessed to have
been given the chance to work with her and, through her many gifts, to be
on a healing course both physically and spiritually."
"In my first shiatsu session, though
painful, the beginning of inflammation on my right side disappeared. I
knew she could do something to change what I sensed was happening on that
side. I have not experienced that discomfort again and this has been over
9 months ago."