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Ori FlominShiatsu for Dancers
a good shiatsu session is like a well choreographed dance
Shiatsu is a bodywork technique that originated in Japan based on Chinese acupuncture theory. During a session fingers are pressed on particular points of the body to ease aches, pains, tension, fatigue as well as to maintain health and vitality. To give stronger pressure to the body, practitioners also use palms of the hands, elbows, and knees. Stretching is also applied to increase flexibility and loosen-up the muscles.
Shiatsu is an amazing and incredibly effective technique for dancers since it involves movement and has a very strong holistic impact on the body as well as the mind. It is said that a good Shiatsu session is like a well choreographed dance.
We will learn the basic elements of touching and working on a partner and will also focus on learning basic movement techniques which create “passive stretching” between giver and receiver. Some stretches are learned as a sequence which can resemble a dance phrase. The work will be done in different positions (laying on the back, on the stomach, on the side and sitting) and will cover the whole body.
The workshop will focus on the physical part of Shiatsu, but some basic elements of philoshophy will be introduced. Students are welcome to bring their own specific physical problems and questions and we will try to figure out how to address these issues.
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