March 10, 2017

What's shiatsu? (1)

Shiatsu is Japanese word, and now many people who are not Japanese speaker know this word.  Very interesting, and I feel proud of being shiatsu therapist.

However, in my understanding, quite a few people don't understand shiatsu very accurately.  Even wikipedia explanation is not accurate to me.  It is because of so many variety of manual therapies, commercial reasons, and history of shiatsu.
This understanding difference exist in many aspects, between Japan and other countries, between young people and elderly people, and between therapists and clients.

Shiatsu is a manual therapy which uses mainly thumbs, fingers, and palms.  During shiatsu sessions, they would be applied to your body, and pressure would be put on them, and then it would be released.  This is the simple definition of shiatsu in technical point of view.

I met a lot of clients who think that shiatsu is based on oriental medical concept or Chinese medicine.  This thought is true to some level, but not 100% correct.

Shiatsu actually uses western medical concept, especially if you get shiatsu in Japan.  It can be different in other countries, but it is so true in Japan.
The detail will be explained in the next blog post.

January 29, 2017

Family setsubun party

Brilliant family party today!

Feb 3rd is "Setstubun" day in Japan, which is the day before the calendric beginning of spring.  We usually celebrate it by scattering beans to pray saying, "Evil out and good fortune in!".

It is bit early for it but we decided to do it today by having good food.  Nice plan, isn't it?

My wife prepared sushi rice, chicken, desert, and more, so many things, she prepared from the day before, thank you!  Also my sister in law ordered fresh oysters and scollops, they are also amazing, thank you!  We are all 5 members and the party started.

Sushi rice here.

We had oysters, law ones and baked ones.

Scollops, baked with batter.

Dessert, panna cotta.

Too much energy for the coming week....  All of them were too good.....
I ate most, and I worked worst.  Thank you and sorry!

January 22, 2017

Just started English blog!

Welcome to English blog site of Oketaku Shiatsu Clinic.

I am starting this blog to share information related to my clinic information, shiatsu, my daily commitment and life, and also my thoughts or opinion to them.

Hope you can have some idea about my clinic and me, and enjoy it!