|O nas||The space between two opposing elements is a place of healing. This middle place is a mandorla. Robert A. Johnson.|
The Mandorla is an ancient symbol representing the balance between Heaven (Yang) and Earth (Yin). The circles symbolise interacting and complementary opposites and the overlap is where transformation (balance) takes place.
Mandorla Shiatsu is the practise of Lisa Smith. Lisa holds a Diploma in Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies from the Australian Shiatsu College and has been initiated in Reiki 1 and 2.
Lisa aims through her practise to create a space where her clients can reach deep relaxation and can allow their body to rest, find balance and heal any disharmony.
Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork therapy meaning ‘finger pressure.’ It is performed on a futon and the person is fully clothed and covered by a sheet.
Palms, feet, forearms, elbows and acupressure may be used along the meridian (energy) paths and points during the session. Jitsu or excess tightness and stagnation in the body is sedated and Kyo or deficient areas are nourished. Lisa is also trained in cupping and moxibustion and may incorporate these techniques into the treatment. The sessions are deeply relaxing and can contribute to the clients overall health and wellbeing and can also assist with specific health problems like back pain, arthritis, chronic fatigue and stress.