By Angel Hands Trauma Team What is trauma? Some people associate trauma straight to war veterans and firefighters. However, the word trauma refers to situations that are emotionally painful, and that can overwhelm a person’s ability to cope, leaving them feeling powerless. Any situation that leaves someone feeling overpowered and alone can be traumatic. A…

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 By Mihael Mamychshvili, Reg. Master Shiatsu Therapist   I have been working with patients with chronic pain for 15 years and it never ceases to amaze me how people get used to their pain. Their pain becomes their proverbial security blanket because without, they feel like something essential is missing. Many patients come to me…

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Dealing with Disc Herniation?  Your back consists of stacked bones called vertebrae. There are discs between the vertebrae that act as shock absorbers and that allow the spine to bend. Each disc consists of a soft semi-fluid center (the nucleus) that is surrounded and held together by strong ligaments. The discs in your spine can…

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Vulnerability A Key To Empowerment – By Mihael Mamychshvili, RST   In the last 20 years as a therapist, I have found that often it is a client’s fear of being vulnerable which hinders their healing process. A person’s inner beauty and individual uniqueness can be seen when vulnerability is shared between two humans. There…

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 Shiatsu Therapy and The Abdomen  (The Hara) What is the Hara?     Why in Shiatsu therapy does the therapist often start your treatment by feeling your abdominal region or focusing in that region? Ancient Asian cultures believe the shape of one’s Hara tells about the character and condition of a person. Yellow markings are reflex zones for the organs….

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Acupressure significantly reduced heart rate among subjects who suffered a stroke, whereas placebo acupressure did not, according to recent research. The study, “Cardiovascular benefits of acupressure (Jin Shin) following stroke,” involved 13 subjects who experienced a stroke at least 19 months earlier. Inclusion criteria were a unilateral stroke resulting in persistent deficits, as well as…

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Adrenal Burnout Healed Through Shiatsu The kidneys are considered to be the energy force of the body in Shiatsu and traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also “the furnace” that keeps us warm and distributes heat and energy throughout. Together with the bladder they are an important part in detoxifying the body of waste and impurities….

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What is Cupping Therapy?

By Mihael Mamychshvili, Registered Shiatsu Therapist     Cupping originated many thousands of years ago primarily for the treatment of disease and pain. This has not changed right up to today but, with modern science and understanding, it has confirmed its rightful place in both beauty therapy and well-being medicine. Cupping therapy was originally used…

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