Focused intention therapy
Zenthai Shiatsu is the art of movement-based bodywork therapy. Creatively and intuitively drawing on Japanese Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai style massage and Osteopathic techniques, this unique movement therapy is a dance of wisdom. Created on the Sunshine Coast, ZenThai is as unique as you are. Utilising the oriental practices of Cupping, Moxibustion and Herbal Poultice Body Work, these tools from around the body aim to enable your own restoration processes. The dance of ZenThai Shiatsu brings movement & mobility back into the body, with a touch of serenity.
Heart based body work
When blood stagnates in the body, it can present itself in all kinds of ways. Slow digestion, mental fatigue, stiff joints, swelling, inflammation and pain to name a few. By bringing movement into the body and especially the nerves surrounding the spinal chord, the body can begin to flush and heal itself. In ZenThai, we do this through a method of 'no force', and entraining a relaxed nervous system with yours. The body is intelligent but needs support at times. When life force is obstructed, we lose the free flow of vitality. ZenThai Shiatsu address the body holistically, freeing up deep emotional and physical trauma, addressing postural imbalances, aiding in the body's defences against the invasion of pathogens, training the fascia to unwind, releasing connective tissue patterning, mobilising joints, and easing up muscular tension. When we address the physical body, we also touch the energetic and emotional aspects of the self. Following the meridian system and energetics of Traditional Chinese Medicine acts as a catalyst for deeper internal shifts, whilst addressing injuries and pain in the form.
"When we touch something with deep awareness, we touch everything." Thich Naht Hanh
By the integration of the prime aspects of the modalities and the creation of a safe, awake and caring healing environment, Zenthai has evolved to be widely recognised as an effective structural and energetic form of therapy.
This is movement based therapy with a reputation of effectively dealing with issues of the musculo-skeletal , digestive and nervous system.
Common conditions that are addressed include:
Lower back, neck and shoulder pain
Immune system support
Recovery from injuries
Sleep issues & headaches
I also offer the movement as a therapy based class integrating yoga asana, functional movement and Chinese Medicine. Check out my ZenThai Flow classes & workshops.
Fluidity - Totality - Heartfulness
ABOUT THE SESSIONS :
What kind of practitioner are you?
I have studied ZenThai Shiatsu at the Ninderry School on the Sunshine Coast with Gwyn Williams the creator of this modality. As a qualified practioner, I am able to utilise ZenThai massage, Cupping, Moxibustion, Acupressure, Belly organ massage (chi nei stang), 5 elements theory and other therapies in the flow. I also teach ZenThai Flow Movement classes and have studied Herbal Medicine, so can draw on these modalities in the sessions.
What to expect?
We will tune in before our session and align our intentions. I will check your body signs by reading your pulse, tongue and organs energetically. We will then explore your range of movement and support any imbalances through the process. For the treatment of long term injuries or chronic conditions, it takes a consecutive treatments to address such deep patterns. Be prepared to revisit this practice for lasting change. Some lifestyle, dietary and herbal advice may be given to support your health. This will be our journey together, finding ways to reconnect you to your body and yourself.
How to expect it?
Please wear loose comfortable clothing to our session as you would wear to a yoga class. This massage is conducted on the floor on a mat, similar to how Thai massage is given. We can discuss any injuries beforehand but, please also let me know before our session if there is anything important to be aware of such as a serious injury or specific intention. That way, I can prepare the space more specifically for you.
Nimbin Apothecary, NSW & Northern NSW Mobile
Available for couple’s treatments and private retreats.