Benefits Of Sennin-So Shiatsu®


Shiatsu, in general, is a traditional Japanese form of massage/bodywork of which the healing technique is based on restoring balance to the body. "Shi" stands for finger and "atsu" stands for pressure. Illness and disease are thought to result from imbalances in the natural internal flow of energy, or qi (pronounced "chee") through the body.

Shiatsu uses finger and palm pressure to restore and improve the continuity of this flow in order to harmonize the body, mind and spirit. Sennin-So Shiatsu® is a unique form of shiatsu founded and developed by my grandfather, Sengo Shimizu, and has been handed down from one generation to the next.


Our bodies were designed to be healthy. To be truly healthy is when one is healthy physically, emotionally and spiritually. Healing never happens solely on the physical level.

When we are not physically well (our body), it ultimately affects how we think (our mind) and how we feel (our spirit). With that understanding, doesn’t it make sense that how we think or feel could also ultimately affect our physical wellness? To be in balance, all three aspects need to be in harmony. Healing the body is a simple first step because we know when something is physically wrong with us—we feel it. Blockages in our flow often manifest themselves in the form of pain, stress, fatigue and many other symptoms.

My grandfather based his method on the fact that when the flow of the circulatory and lymphatic systems (blood and lymph fluid) is improved, that it will then relax the muscular system and thereby improve the overall continuity of this flow and restore balance and harmony in the body. When you feel better, then you can more easily begin to work on bringing the other aspects of your life into balance.


  • A typical treatment session lasts 30 minutes during which a whole body treatment is administered.
  • Sennin-so Shiatsu® method is a therapeutic treatment rather than a relaxation treatment. It is not unusual for even light pressure, when applied to certain blocked areas, may produce a very sharp, intense and painful response. This pain is fleeting and will quickly subside as balance and continuity is restored.