The name Shinma is comprised of two Japanese characters, shin (神) meaning spirit and ma (間) meaning space. When we make space in our lives to be still and listen, we can hear what our body is trying to tell us. Free from the stressors of everyday life, we can recharge and reconnect and return once more to a state of balance.
Traditional East Asian Medicine is frequently sought after to address fertility, menstrual pain and irregularities and menopause. Shiatsu therapy is a very nurturing and non-invasive way to support you and your baby during pregnancy and to prepare your body for birth.
Loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, fertility support and significant life changes such as adolescence, andropause (the mid-life hormonal shift for men) and healthy aging can all be supported with Traditional East Asian Medicine.
Shonishin is a traditional Japanese style of paediatric treatment that incorporates massage, cupping, moxibustion and non-insertive needle techniques. This very gentle therapy is used for children and babies from newborn through to adolescence.
Shiatsu, acupuncture and herbal medicine have a lot to offer in terms of mental health including assistance for depression, anxiety and PTSD. Treatments are also available to support you while you navigate demanding life events such as loss and grieving, separation or trauma.
Many people suffer from food intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome or acid reflux to name but a few of the digestive disorders treated with Traditional East Asian Medicine.
Whether you have a soft tissue injury or a chronic complaint such as sciatica or frozen shoulder, acupuncture is commonly recognised as being able to improve circulation, strengthen the body's innate healing response and relieve pain. Herbal formulas may also be prescribed to speed recovery.
When we are experiencing a health challenge it can mean that our body is trying to tell us something that we cannot hear in any other way. Perhaps we have worked for too long without adequate rest, perhaps our diet is missing some vital nutrients, perhaps we are carrying emotional burdens without finding an appropriate release or perhaps we have simply been doing too many things at once without any space or time to process our experiences. Even in the case of an accident, we can use the healing process to explore what is going on inside us and emerge from the situation healthier and happier than before.
Sometimes it is not possible to completely remove an illness or injury from our life but it is always possible to learn how to live more comfortably with our situation.
The Traditional East Asian Medicine model of health care views a health concern in relation to what is occurring elsewhere in the body or in the patient’s environment. Careful questioning and observation of the patients skin, pulse and posture leads the practitioner to develop a treatment specific to the individual. The root of the disease or discomfort is addressed as well as offering symptomatic relief. Often symptomatic pain is a way that the body uses to grab our attention and turn it inward to the deeper workings of our body and mind. In treating both the symptom and the cause (known as the Branch and Root of the disease) you are attending to your health on a very deep level and allowing illness to have its place as a catalyst for positive change.
Thich Nhat Hanh