Shiatsu can help with many conditions including back pain, stress, headaches, migraines, whiplash injuries and neck stiffness, joint pain and reduced mobility, menstrual problems, digestive problems, asthamatic symptoms, sports injuries and depression.
Arthaketu’s style of shiatsu is responsive – it can involve deep penetrating pressure with soft supporting touch helping you to release tension, feel more grounded, relaxed, re-vitalised and connected to your body and heart.
Arthaketu trained at the Yorkshire school of shiatsu with Julie Shearn and qualified as a practitioner in July 2003. Since then he has been practising professionally in Manchester and Chorlton.
Arthaketu’s interest in shiatsu came about through wanting to integrate his work with his practice of Buddhism and meditation. He wanted a job that was ethical and of benefit to society. He also wanted through his Manchester based shiatsu practice to develop the qualities that he had already found in meditation and Buddhism. The qualities of groundedness, kindness and awareness. He wanted to share these qualities with others.
What Arthaketu likes about shiatsu is its diversity. It can be very physical, or very soft. The pressure used can be very deep and penetrating or light and gentle. It can involve a lot of movement in terms of stretches and rotations and it can also be very still.
Shiatsu practice addresses itself to the individual in the moment. It is deeply relaxing to receive and can allow us to switch off from the stresses and strains of our day to day life.