Japanese massage / Shindo massage (bodywork) + workshops
The Shindo massage method is a healing method based on the ancient Japanese traditions.
Its creator is Sensei (teacher) Kazuko Kuratomi.
Shindo is a comprehensive therapy, that works on 12 energy meridians through the human body by stretching, breathing exercises and massage treatments.
Shindo helps to balance the body, soul and mind while keeping energy meridians open.
The certificate (Top Healer) to practice Shindo bodywork is given to us by Sensei Kazuko Kuratomi.
An excellent therapy for headache, muscle aches (for example, neck, shoulder strain), weakness, irritability, insecurity and insomnia, and restorative work capacity. Massage stimulates blood and lymph circulation and cleanses the body.
Lymphatic massage is a tissue protecting and cleansing massage type, removing residues and fluids. The purpose of lymphatic massage is to accelerate the lymphatic drainage and help to remove residual matter from the body. Blood and lymph circulation will accelerate, skin nutrition and oxygen supply improve, thus, cells rejuvenate faster and aging process slows down. Lymph massage is gentle and direceted to the areas of the body where the groups of the lymph nodes (neck, armpits, hump region) are located. As a result of the massage, the skin regeneration process accelerates, skin becomes smoother, acne improves, the blood vessels intensify, scars heal faster, decreases edema and strenghtens general immunity.
Combines both athletic massage and therapeutic massage techniques.
In 2004, Kazuko Kuratomi, who's the creator of Shindo stretching exercises and massage techniques, set up Jomon-stretching exercises. Jomon-stretching exercises are also a method based on self-help exercises. Her book, Jomon Stretch, was published in Japan in the same year. Sensei (teacher) Kuratomi noted that many people working in the healthcare system and other healers were very tired and feeling unwell. She wanted to find something that would help them and what could be done on their own, even without a partner or professional help. Developing shindo exercises with the use of twists, bends and stretches for relaxation purposes, Jomon Stretches were born.
Shindo & Jomon
Shindo roots from Jomon culture. The development of Shindo is based on the wisdom of thousands of years, extending to the so-called Jomon period (B.C), the forgotten roots of Japanese culture. It was a time of peace when people lived in harmony with each other and with the surrounding nature. Such a relationship between humans and nature, which was found in the Jomon culture, is also the root of Shindo. The Jomon period was at blooming at art, especially for ceramics. The earthenware of this period is a simple silicon shape with decorative spiral patterns made by twine with a twine at the top of the container. The vertical inner surface, with a patterned start and an unfinished geometric pattern, depicting the Jomonian vision of a world that extends from the ascendant, as well as belief in the continuity between nature and people. Shindo's roots share this ancient belief in Jomon's culture.
© Hiuwa Kawahara 2007
Surely you have noticed that some people succeed in performing certain exercises better than others, some will achieve results faster and some will get injuries more easily. Why is this so? This is answered by Shiki method developed by Hiuwa Kawahara. Hiuwa Kawahara practiced as a karate champion many years ago. As a coach, he noticed that some of the students came up with results faster and some students got injuries more easily than others. He studied the medical sciences, practiced the Shindo method, and in the pursuit of time-observing and treating everyday people, the SHIKI method developed. According to the SHIKI method, people are divided into four different body types (A; B; C; D). Different body types are derived from our DNA system and the structures of the major body types are found in our muscular system, expressing, respectively, whether the back or thigh muscles or femoral muscles are stronger. The purpose of SHIKI is to help and support people by balancing their center of attention so that they feel better, happier and more aware of their bodies, both spiritually and physically. The SHIKI method is suitable for anyone who wants to engage in more in-depth and help others. How to determine the different types and how to apply it in everyday life (balancing your body - relaxing, more effective training, sports or engaging with your customers - advising), this is what Sensei Kawahara is talking about. The introduction takes place with the help of ourselves: we determine the muscle type of each other and try out the proper exercises-movements for each type.