When Ms. Visconti first began her graphic design career, she witnessed co-workers sit for many hours in front of computers and she was concerned for those who suffered from computer terminal stress disorders like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). This prompted her to take the Shiatsu Therapy course at the Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo in Toronto, ON, a private school.
Shiatsu Therapy is a contemporary healing art form that was conceived by Tokujiro Namikoshi of Japan in the early 1900s. The ‘shi’ of shiatsu means ‘finger’ and the ‘atsu’ means ‘pressure’ in Japan. The purpose of shiatsu is to relax the nervous system and improve one’s health by stimulating the body’s natural powers of recuperation. It is particularly effective in removing the fatigue and anxiety caused by the daily stresses and tensions of life.
How is Shiatsu applied?