26 June 2009

Siatsu is one of exercise which improved in Japan while taking the ancient principal of Chinese medicine. The exercise have purpose to decrease blood pressure and celebrate recovery by press and crumple the body on certain points, so energy can be transferred through canal, called meridians. Siatsu was found thousand years ago by Chinese master. You may think Siatsu as acupuncture, but siatsu doesn’t use needle but finger press.

Marianne Turner Fuenmayor, a siatsu trainer recommends you to exercise with siatsu by yourself or with friends.

1. Playing the Palace.
Put your left hand in your right hand so your right four fingers under the palm of your left hand and the right thumb above the left palm. Slowly press your right thumb to the center of the palm (it called palace of anxiety).

If you let your right hand to be relax, your thumb can reach the deepest pal of your hand. Press it until five seconds, then slowly release it while counting to five, repeat again twice. Switch your hand, and do the same movement. Fuenmayor suggests to do this once in the morning and once in the night. But if you’re under stress condition, you can do it more often.

2. In the neck of time.
Hold both tip of the scarf, softly and light (at least 24 inch length) and placed it under your neck. Raise both of your hands up. Then let your head slowly fall down to the back of the scarf. Then, slowly move your head to the left and to the right for 10-15 seconds. After that, lift it up again, wait until count five, and repeat again that process. “You put a light weight on the Pillars of Heaven,” said Fuenmayor, “and it free the pressure on your back neck.”

3. Sole searching.
Sit with the legs crossed on the floor with of leg on your lap. Place four fingers each of your hand under the foot, one hand rest on the other hand and both of the thumbs on your ankle. “Give light press on this point, the Gushing Spring, because it can rear your adrenalin and suppress anxiousness,” said Fuenmayor.

4. Take a meeting.
Point on area between thumb and middle finger, which called the meeting mountains, can help you remove your headache. Start with your left palm. Place your four right fingers under your left palm while your right thumb above the left palm.

Massage it slowly, then make circle movement with your thumb through the whole area around it for 5-10 seconds. Wait until count five, then do it once again. After that, switch it with the other hand.

5. Lean on me.
Exercise for two people: one person as the accepter, sit on a chair, while other person, the giver stand behind the accepter. The giver places his hands on the accepter’s shoulders, at the base neck, and then press it slowly. He count until five and release it on five, do it twice, each time farther. Then, change the role. Some people say they doing mediation for two.
This what people like from siatsu, no scientist, no doctor, only two men switching each other, helping each other to treat other person.


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