What practically happens during a session?
Each session usually lasts up to 1 hour and takes place fully clothed.
Mindfulness-Shiatsu normally takes place on a comfortable futon on the floor. However a table or a chair may be used to accommodate different needs.
There will be an initial talk, where the therapist finds out what you would like to work with in the session. Assessment procedures are included to find out which aspects of your Ki are in need of support, then a period of bodywork to activate and re-set these self-regulatory systems. Sometimes, suggestions may be discussed, together, regarding exercises, activities and meditations which can support the recovery process and prevent recurrence.
It’s best to wear loose-fitting tops and trousers, to allow for ease of movement. To get the most out of the session it is helpful not to eat heavily before the session. It is also advisable to take some time afterwards, to integrate the effect of the session, to avoid strenuous activities or rushing around.