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Shiatsu Treatment with Eileen Muir

 Schedule a Private Shiatsu Treatment

with Eileen Muir


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 What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu primarily uses specific pressure points on meridians to improve the bodies flow of energy, or “Qi.” Shiatsu treatment will include techniques such as joint movement and gentle stretching to promote flow of energy, relaxation, and healing.  Shiatsu originates from Japan and emphasizes a style of body work with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The literal translation of Shiatsu is “finger pressure”, however, one uses fingers, thumbs, knuckles, palms, elbows, knees and feet when giving Shiatsu. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, harmony of Qi within the human body is considered essential to health and is the aim of Shiatsu. Shiatsu creates harmony of our inner energies with that of the universe. To stay healthy a person must continually adapt to the changes going on within and around the body.  Shiatsu helps facilitate this process of adaptation by allowing the receiver to tap their own innate healing power within.

What happens during a shiatsu session?

  • Prior to treatment you will be asked to fill out an intake form
  • You will be asked some questions about your health and reasons for coming for treatment
    • i.e. important information such as diet, illness, sleep habits, environmental stresses, work, and medical history.
  • Along with diagnostic points on your body this intake information will help Eileen to determine what your treatment will entail
  • The treatment is received on a Japanese Futon
  • Various props are used to insure that you are comfortable
  • The treatment lasts for about 1 hour
  • If you are interested Eileen will offer you lifestyle advice based on what she perceived during the treatment. Receiving this advice is optional and is meant to continue to support the treatment, your needs, your constitution, and your daily life
  • Meridians with specific pressure points are used to facilitate the movement of energy and blocked Qi
  • Gentle stretches are given to the whole body during the treatment
  • You are encouraged to come out of the treatment gently, and there are various different response to treatment depending on your condition
    • For example you may feel completely energized after treatment because some of your stagnant energy was unblocked, on the other hand you may feel sleepy after treatment because you haven’t been sleeping properly and the treatment is giving you permission to sleep.
    • In some instances you may experience a detox response
  • After the treatment you will be encouraged to drink water to continue the healing response


What are some benefits of receiving Shiatsu?

  • Relief from Stress, Tension, Exhaustion, Headaches, Depression, and Insomnia
  • Improved Energy, Vitality, and Immunity
  • Release of energy blockages physically and emotionally


People come for a private Shiatsu session for many different reasons:

  1. Before surgery
  2. After surgery
  3. Recovering from surgery
  4. Improving energy
  5. Injury (you may have tried many different modalities and are feeling frustrated because there hasn’t been much improvement)
  6. Back pain
  7. Scoliosis
  8. Sacroiliac joint pain
  9. Sciatica
  10. Neck and shoulder problems
  11. Knee problems
  12. Depression and anxiety
  13. Insomnia
  14. Headaches and migraines
  15. Hormonal challenges
  16. Fatigue
  17. Dietary challenges
  18. Gastrointestinal issues
  19. Body image
  20. Eating disorders
  21. Bulimia
  22. Anorexia
  23. Menstrual problems
  24. Menopause
  25. Biorhythms
  26. Muscle strain
  27. Strains and sprains
  28. Asthma
  29. Breathing irregularities
  30. High blood pressure
  31. Low blood pressure
  32. Strength and fitness
  33. There are many more!

About Eileen Muir:

From 1982-1984 Eileen studied at and graduated from the Ohashi Shiatsu Institute in New York City. She travelled to Japan in 1984 and lived there for a year and a half. She studied privately with two different Shiatsu teachers, both with very different styles. One teacher was Susuki Sensei of the Masanaga School of Tokyo, and the other was a little old man called Yamamoto Sensei, who taught in the Namikoshi style. Eileen graduated from the Swedish Institute of NYC in 1987 and taught level one through advanced Shiatsu there from 1987-1995. She developed and taught a Shiatsu/yoga curriculum for the New York Open Center, and taught there from 1989-1995. Eileen volunteered at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and worked extensively with patients with HIV and Cancer for several years. Eileen has had a private Shiatsu practice since 1983. For many years she has been the only AOBTA Certified Instructor in the New England Area offering a 500-Hour Certification Program.  Eileen is currently living and teaching in Asturias, Spain.



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