AZE SHIATSU HISTORY

¿Qué es Aze Shiatsu, cómo nace? ¿Cuáles son sus diferencias con el Shiatsu Namikoshi? ¿Cuáles son las necesidades del Shiatsu para el público Occidental? Hoy nos centramos en responder a estas preguntas, acompáñanos en un viaje que comenzó hace más de 40 años, de la mano del Master Onoda.

Namikoshi y Aze

Tokujiro Namikoshi fue quien, no sólo, dio forma a una terapia que recogía una larga tradición milenaria nunca estructurada, sino que consiguió que las autoridades niponas reconociesen la terapia Shiatsu a mediados del siglo XX. En los últimos 30 años, algunos de los discípulos del maestro Namikoshi han viajado fuera de sus fronteras para difundir el Shiatsu por todo el mundo, entre ellos Shigeru Onoda.

El maestro Onoda llegó a España en el año 1984 y a partir de ese momento, y trabajando con una media de ocho pacientes diarios, desarrolló lo que hoy conocemos como Aze Shiatsu.

Aze Shiatsu tiene su base en el Shiatsu Namikoshi y utiliza la misma técnica y forma de presión. Además, el recorrido básico es prácticamente el mismo; se han añadido algunas regiones y/o punto que complementan al estilo Namikoshi. De hecho, Onoda es el máximo representante de Aze Shiatsu en Europa.

Cuando el Shiatsu fue creado, a nivel técnico, contemplaba solamente la presión con los dedos posteriormente Aze Shiatsu ha incorporado dentro de su estilo la alineación de las vértebras, los ejercicios para mantener y/o aumentar la flexibilidad y mejorar la postura.

Aze Shiatsu, Maestro Onoda, Escuela Japonesa de Shiatsu

Actualmente, el Shiatsu en Japón se centra más en la enseñanza de la técnica de presión con los dedos. Aze Shiatsu elabora un Shiatsu adaptado a las necesidades de los occidentales. Mantiene la esencia de terapia para el mantenimiento de la salud, pero atendiendo a las necesidades que plantea el estilo de vida de la sociedad del siglo XXI.

A través de la mejora de la estructura corporal, de la presión adecuada al Kyo – Jitsu, del trabajo sobre los “puntos aviso” y los “puntos Aze”, ha desarrollado su técnica derivada y mejorada del Shiatsu original. Los fundamentos de Aze Shiatsu se vienen plasmando en diferentes publicaciones a lo largo del tiempo y han sido dadas a conocer al gran público en multitud de conferencias y congresos tanto nacionales como internacionales.

La Escuela Japonesa de Shiatsu en España lleva desde el año 1990 impartiendo la enseñanza de Shiatsu para formar terapeutas profesionales. Anteriormente ya lo había hecho, pero mediante una enseñanza privada menos estructurada.

A través de la asociación internacional Namikoshi Shiatsu Europa ha realizado cursos de Shiatsu Namikoshi y ha formado instructores para el mantenimiento y la difusión del auténtico Shiatsu japonés.

Master Onoda, Shiatsu para occidentales

Lo primero que el maestro Onoda comprendió al llegar a España fue la diferencia entre el mundo oriental y el occidental. No sólo las costumbres y el modo de vida seguían parámetros distintos, sino que el occidental y el oriental diferían tanto en su estructura corporal como en su relación con la terapia manual y sus expectativas.

Shiatsu Therapy, Japanese School of Shiatsu

Diferente estructura corporal

Es indudable que la estructura ósea de ambas razas es diferente. Mientras los orientales tienen una columna vertebral con curvas fisiológicas atenuadas, los occidentales presentan curvas más acentuadas, sobre todo lordosis lumbar. La manera de moverse en la vida cotidiana, el uso del cuerpo también es diferente. Por eso el 20% de los occidentales padece hernia discal frente al 2% de los japoneses. Otra consecuencia es la fragilidad del cuello de los occidentales frente al de los nipones; la mayoría de las personas presentan la musculatura del cuello excesivamente tensa, lo que puede originar: dolor de cabeza, migrañas, tortícolis, etc.

Los hábitos de vida son, también, muy diferentes. En occidente no hay tradición de mantener el cuerpo sano. Sólo el deporte, que además es practicado por un porcentaje bajo de personas, en muchas ocasiones provoca más problemas que beneficios.

Diferencias en la alimentación

El cáncer colorrectal tiene más prevalencia en la sociedad occidental frente al cáncer de estómago que es más frecuente en Japón. Probablemente por la ingesta de colesterol y grasa animal. La tolerancia al alcohol también es diferente. Queda claro que ambos organismos responden de manera diferente.

En conjunto, todos estos puntos hacen que los problemas que aquejan a unos y otros a lo largo de la vida sean diferentes, tanto a nivel físico como emocional. Por eso el tratamiento debe ser personalizado.

Diferentes expectativas

Aunque la sociedad occidental avanza en este sentido, su relación con las terapias alternativas o complementarias, y particularmente con el Shiatsu, es muy diferente que la del ciudadano oriental. El Shiatsu, como cualquier otra terapia oriental, surge como terapia preventiva y de mantenimiento de la salud. Las personas acuden regularmente a recibir su terapia sin esperar a estar enfermos; buscan mantener su organismo en equilibrio para afrontar mejor cualquier pérdida de salud. En occidente acudimos al médico sólo cuando estamos enfermos, y la medicina sólo trata a aquellos que están enfermos; la medicina preventiva no existe.

Además, el paciente pone su salud en manos de terceros, en este caso el médico. No hay tradición de mantenimiento propio de la salud.

Por otro lado, el paciente occidental está acostumbrado a acudir al médico que le receta un medicamente que, en la mayoría de los casos, elimina el síntoma rápidamente. Parece que eliminando el síntoma se elimina el problema de fondo. Además, no relacionan mente-cuerpo y su actitud mental previa no es la más adecuada.

Además, no relacionan mente-cuerpo y su actitud mental previa no es la más adecuada. Por otro lado, hay que entender que el Shiatsu Namikoshi realiza un trabajo “profundo” holístico con la intención de encontrar la raíz del problema y ayudar a su solución. Por lo tanto, los efectos terapéuticos, en algunos casos, no son inmediatos.

Entonces Onoda, al llegar a España, se encuentra con todas estas situaciones. El Shiatsu que conoce hasta ahora no es suficiente para atraer pacientes. Decide investigar y mejorar su Shiatsu.

Como dice el maestro Onoda: “Definitivamente, el Shiatsu Namikoshi surge para los japoneses, por eso desarrollamos Aze para los occidentales”.

Aze Shiatsu y los puntos Aze

La medicina china está muy ligada a la sociedad nipona. Aún sin conocer los planteamientos básicos de esta medicina, algunos de sus principios están tan arraigados que la gente realiza “prácticas médicas” todos los días sin saberlo: un remedio casero para el resfriado, una presión o fricción en una zona dolorida. Los puntos Ashi para la medicina china son puntos localizables en el cuerpo que se vuelven reactivos o hipersensibles cuando existe algún tipo de desequilibrio orgánico. En japonés se llaman puntos Aze. Estos puntos no pertenecen al recorrido de los canales energéticos que forman el entramado del que habla la medicina china; pueden localizarse en cualquier parte del cuerpo y se utilizan diferentes métodos de tratamiento.

Onoda incorpora a su Shiatsu el trabajo sobre estos puntos. La práctica diaria durante tantos años ha demostrado que es posible mejorar el tratamiento presionando más allá de las regiones y puntos del recorrido básico. Uno de los objetivos del practicante de Aze Shiatsu es localizar estos puntos particulares de cada paciente y presionarlos para corregir sus desequilibrios.

En Aze Shiatsu se habla de puntos clave y puntos Aze. Todo futuro terapeuta de Aze Shiatsu debe tener claro la diferencia entre ellos:

 – Los puntos clave son puntos importantes para el tratamiento de algunos desequilibrios. La mayoría son puntos estrechamente relacionados con puntos de acupuntura y se utilizan en situaciones parecidas. Otros son puntos de experiencia y de probada eficacia en el trabajo con Shiatsu, definidos y localizados después de más de veinticinco años de trabajo.

– Puntos Aze es la manera japonesa de denominar a los puntos ashi a los que hace referencia la medicina tradicional china. Los puntos ashi no tienen nombre ni ubicación específica, se localizan en zonas dolorosas cuando existen desequilibrios internos.

Los puntos clave se identifican siempre según la localización tradicional de la acupuntura, pero el trabajo de Aze Shiatsu exige buscar el punto sensible de manera exacta. En muchas ocasiones coincide con la localización anatómica que aporta la medicina china, pero en otras tantas no. Con los puntos Aze ocurre lo mismo. Es necesario desarrollar la sensibilidad necesaria para percibir dónde se encuentran estos puntos para presionarlos con efectividad.

Ver libro Aze Shiatsu. Tratamiento Básico (pag.21).

La necesidad de un tratamiento estándar

“La experiencia con mis pacientes y los años de investigación y estudio me han enseñado que en Aze Shiatsu hay tener un tratamiento estándar a seguir que debemos respetar. Sobre éste luego, podemos ir ampliando y agregando manipulaciones y distintos katas de acuerdo con las patologías que vayamos encontrando”

En Aze Shiatsu es muy importante un orden de trabajo. Éste permite que la terapia logre.


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SHIATSU THERAPY, BASIC CONCEPTS

Shiatsu therapy. To the rich Japanese tradition of theory and practice is added the knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Currently, Shiatsu is widely spread and recognized in Europe.

The Japan Ministry of Health defines Shiatsu as:

“Treatment that, by applying pressure with the fingers, thumbs and palms of the hands on certain points, corrects irregularities, maintains and improves health, relieves certain diseases (discomfort, pain, stress, nervous pathologies, etc.), also activating the ability self-healing of the human body.

The Japanese school of Shiatsu, created by Master Shigeru Onoda more than 37 years ago in which Shiatsu therapy is taught and disseminated.

KEY CONCEPTS

It has no side effects.

•Is a preventive therapy, in which a weekly session helps not to get sick.

•In chronic patients it is advisable as a natural therapy alternative that dispense with medications.

•It is important that the patient feels comfortable during the session.

•The pressure you receive must be pleasant, and not cause discomfort or suffering. We know that the pain threshold varies in each person, therefore, if the patient feels the pressure very strong, they should notify the therapist.

• Seeks the origin of the disease Awakening the healing power of the body, it helps the patient to restore balance, and in harmony maintain or regain health.
Strengthens the Immune System, balances the Autonomous Nervous System, regulates metabolism, provides physical and emotional well-being, improves intellectual performance, awakening body awareness.

Shiatsu Therapy, Japanese School of Shiatsu

THE MEANING OF SHIATSU THERAPY

Unconsciously, when people feel pain in some part of the body, we rub or press the affected area with our hands. instinctive actions How these to cure disorders predate medicine and history.

The Japanese word for treatment (teate) and the one that defines states that are completely out of control (teokure); both include the word hand (te) and suggest the importance that ancient therapists gave to manipulation.

Shiatsu Therapy, Japanese School of Shiatsu

ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION

Although they may differ in method, both therapy in the West and the East Anma, derive from the instinctive use of the hands to heal.

Anma, which originated in China and then passed to Japan, was long popular among people due to its effectiveness. It reached its peak during the Edo period (1600-1876).

Despite their different origin, therapeutic principles, method and effects, both Anma and Western therapy share several aspects. Both employ friction, tapping, kneading and rubbing techniques performed rhythmically and quickly. Both are dynamic.

The opposite happens with Shiatsu, a therapy of Japanese origin, and of a calm which uses the pads of the fingers and the eminences to apply pressure on fleshy and soft areas.

Currently, Shiatsu uses the most effective points for each treatment, based on anatomical and physiological knowledge, developing the most appropriate technique to work the different regions of the body.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONS

The quality of life is not determined by what happens to us, but by what we feel and do when faced with events.

It has been proven that anger damages the liver, overexcitement and frustration damage the heart, grief and melancholy damage the lungs, dissatisfaction and obsessive thoughts damage the spleen, terror and fear damage the kidneys.

Beliefs, as Professor Meichenbaum (American psychologist) says, act on emotions, and through them, also on health.

It is impossible to control the external circumstances of life, but the reaction that our body has against them. This is where we can modify the body's responses and incorporate healthier ones that help us regain health.

THE VITAL ENERGY

The life force may be the most poorly understood of all earthly forces.

People who suffer from an alteration, both physical and psychological, or both at the same time, will suffer from a blockage in the tsubos, preventing vital energy from flowing through their body.

When receiving Shiatsu, pressure with the fingers will stimulate the secretion of endorphins, powerful analgesics secreted by the brain. This has been one of the most important discoveries of this century. Endorphins play an essential role in vital tone and depression. They act like neuromodulators, partially depolarizing cell membranes.

This depolarization, which acts on the transmission of nervous impulses, is what, blocking pain, produces a feeling of relief and well-being.


As we have seen, Shiatsu acts on the body at different levelsOn the one hand, it stimulates the body's natural recovery resources (strengthens the immune system, improves metabolism, balances the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system). On the other hand, it stabilizes the opposing forces (yin and yang) that each individual possesses, improves physical and intellectual performance, raises vital tone, provides emotional well-being, wake up the awareness of one's own body, and makes the person take a active role in the healing process, making her responsible for her own being.

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The therapeutic revolution of Kogao® «Japanese facial lift»

Since the beginning of this school, one of its fundamental missions is to promote health at all levels through Shiatsu and other complementary techniques, promoting self-knowledge. From that desire, to invest more in prevention that in healing, also born Kogao® «Japanese face lift».

Kogao therapy. Traditionally, beauty in Japanese culture is the reflection of a state of balance between body and mind. Therefore, the appearance of a person's face can offer us a lot of information about both of them. Today, the pace of life of many people in our environment involves suffering from chronic stress and exhaustion. This, added to the sedentary lifestyle, often insufficient rest, and less healthy eating habits than we would like, cause our body to suffer on a global level, including the sphere emotional and psychological, which is also reflected in our external appearance.

What is Kogao® And what does it consist of?

The history of Japanese facial massage dates back centuries and, like other manual techniques in Japan, derives from Anma. The Anma, which literally translates as “pressure” (An) and “friction” (ma), comes from the traditional chinese medicine and it is the traditional Japanese massage technique from which later techniques were created such as Shiatsu and what is known today in the West as «Japanese face lift». This therapy includes pressure, friction, kneading, vibration and percussion techniques, among others. Kogao is a registered trademark and is the name we have adopted for the Japanese facelift technique at our school.

There are many types of manual therapies or facial treatments of Japanese origin, but Kogao consists of a series of specific techniques for manipulating the skin and muscles of the face, head and neck, also incorporating pressure points derived from Shiatsu. As in Shiatsu, Kogao only uses his fingers and palms. The word Kogao literally means “small face.” In Japanese culture, having a “small face” is considered a positive attribute and is an indication of Health & Wellness, since the opposite, such as having a swollen or congested face, can be a sign that something is not right in the body.

Taking this into account, it is not surprising that the self-massage are part of a facial routine common in the Asian country. Good habits of life are considered in Japan the main secret of longevity and of the good health. And the beauty It is, irremediably, linked to a good state of health. A traditional Japanese family, even today, considers massage as important as diet and the exercise, and it is a custom transmitted from parents to children.

Just as physical exercise improves the body, Kogao is an “exercise” for improve the condition of the face and neck. To be practical, in this text we will use the terms “Japanese facelift” and Kogao interchangeably to refer to our technique, which encompasses, as we mentioned, a set of various techniques, each with a specific purpose to manually treat different areas of the face, head and neck, with the association of Shiatsu pressure points, not only from Namikoshi but also from Aze Shiatsu.

Kogao is a surprisingly effective treatment and improves the natural condition of the fur, contributing brightness y elasticity. One of the results is a “natural lifting” effect visible from the first treatment. However, the objective goes far beyond the visible and aesthetic effects.

The goals of Kogao therapy

The aim from Kogao, as happens with the therapy from which it is born, Shiatsu, and since Kogao is based on it, it is to promote not only the health of the patient, but to increase the self-knowledge and understand health from a point of view holistic, as happens in traditional Chinese medicine. In this case, the starting point is one of the most important organs of the body: the skin. The treatment performed on the face, head and neck through the application of different types of manual techniques in specific areas and points not only produces a local effect, but also a state of relaxation and a sensation of general well-being.

Master Onoda Shiatsu Clinic, Kogao Therapy

Main benefits of the treatment

This therapy has several objectives. Although one of the things that attracts the most attention about Kogao is the visible effect that occurs on the skin, improving the state of hydrationthe elasticity and the firmnessIn addition to helping to reduce wrinkles, it is still the result of changes that occur at a deeper level.

Through manual techniques, the deep planes of the muscles and, through the pressure exerted on specific points following Shiatsu points, it is intended to activate the repair mechanisms of the skin itself, the muscles and other underlying tissues. In this way, we also manage to activate the circulation and the lymphatic drainage, and increase the elimination of toxins.

We must also know that the pressure we apply stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the neurotransmitters responsible for modulating the pain response, producing a feeling of pleasure, tranquility and well-being. For all this, we also know the endorphins like hormones happiness. On an aesthetic level we can say that it consists of a “natural facelift” without surgery, without pain and without scars.

Kogao is suitable for everything type of skin: normal, dry, oily or with problems such as atopic dermatitis or acne. It is also suitable for both men and women of any age and has no contraindications or side effects.

The natural face lift is the result of a combination of:

Shiatsu pressures.

● Kneading maneuvers.

● Percussions.

● Frictions.

● Facial reflexology and acupuncture points.

● Deep muscle massage techniques.

● Smoothing.

It is done lightly through a rapid sequence of percussion movements rhythmic. Thus, the nervous system is stimulated, improving blood circulation and the lymphatic flow, reinforcing and toning muscles. These movements require great ability, since only with the movement of the fingers and the manipulation of the hands the entire treatment is carried out. The techniques we show must be constantly practiced to develop the sequence of manipulations with agility and speed.

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KENKO TAISO(健康体操) Shiatsu, healthy exercise

Select your 3 favourite exercises and practice them daily throughout your life.
好きそうな体操を 3 つ選んでください。 其の選んだ体操を一生毎日やってください

The Shiatsu is a manual therapy of Japanese origin that aims to maintaining and improving healthfocusing on the prevention as it helps to balancing the body in a holistic wayIt also improves posture and flexibility of muscles and joints. It acts on the body, the mind and the emotions. As therapists we can and should teach patients simple guidelines that will keep them in good health. Today we bring you a series of exercises to help maintain an optimal state of health. balancing the bodyThe new, easy to perform and to incorporate into our daily routines.

Shiatsu healthy exercises
Exercises to maintain optimal health
Shiatsu healthy exercises

Age-related changes in walking 加齢に伴う歩行の変化

Maintaining a balance between body and mind is essential.

Finally, we would like to remind you of some key rules:

1. Decrease the stress and anxiety.

2. Avoid greed. Live modestly.

3. Find your own way to relaxation.

4. Maintain the warm body. Do not drink cold beverages.

5. Do not overindulge in food. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.

6. Practice aerobic exercise.

7. Laughing a lot and thank you for everything.

8. Have a goal to achieve, a reason to live and a hobby for life.

And one Shiatsu session per week, no doubt.

Director of Jyuku, Shiatsu practice centre.Onoda Shigeru.

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Shiatsu and cancer prevention.

Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a total of almost 10 million deaths were attributed in 2020, equivalent to almost 1 in every 6 deaths recorded.

Shiatsu as a preventive tool. The International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that around 18 million new cases will be diagnosed globally in 2020 and this figure will rise to 27 million over the next 20 years.

The most common types of cancer are breast, lung, colon and rectum, and prostate cancer and up to one-third of cancer deaths can be linked to the tobacco useconsumption of alcoholto the obesity and habits as a feeding and a lack of physical activity, according to data from the WHO.

Shiatsu and cancer prevention. Life expectancy and technological developments.

It may come as a surprise that, in general, higher cancer rates occur in countries with longer life expectancy and higher levels of education and standard of living.

How can this be? People's natural reaction should be one of suspicion, surprise or even anger at this fact. Sadly, however, it seems to be accepted without questioning what is happening.

It is indisputable that advances in medicine and technology have greatly aided in the health and well-being of people. However, it should also make us reflect that no matter how many drugs are developed and no matter how much technology progresses, the incidence of cancer, and other diseases such as ischaemic heart disease, is increasing and part of that is linked to the lifestyle we lead in our society today.

It is true that our life expectancy has lengthened, but it's not like we're going to make it to 100 or 200 years. Most of us, or at least I, would be satisfied if we reached 80 or 90 years of age, as long as it is with a good quality of life. Although, given the trend, surely some cardiorespiratory pathology could accompany us and thus, we would have the typical end that we have in today's society.

This has made me reflect for years, that most of the functions of the human body are still primitive and instinctivethat we do not evolve as fast as technology and that the negative impact of the changes we are undergoing as a society (eating worse, exercising less, living under more stress, in short) can be mitigated if we correct these inadequate habits, balance our vital energy and learn to living in harmony with nature.

Because really, the estimates of the incidence of cancers and deaths due to it, without going into the impact on the quality of life of patients, are truly shocking.

With this in mind, and moving on to the practical, I suggest the third medicine: the preventive medicine.

The lessons are very simple and clear. For example: "Zu Kan Soku Netsu" in Japanese, which means "cool head and warm feet".or "Naga Iki" which means "Naga Iki" or "Naga Iki" which means "Naga Iki" which means "Naga Iki".a long breath, leads to a long life".

We all live only one life and the most important thing for a dignified life is health.

For my profession I would, of course, recommend to receive one Shiatsu session per week in a preventive manner.

The Shiatsu as a prevention tool. The Shiatsu is a manual therapy of Japanese origin that aims to maintain and improve health by focusing on the prevention as it helps to balance the body in a holistic way, while also improving the posture and flexibility of muscles and joints. It acts on the bodythe mind and the emotions.

In addition to this, I would like to share some daily practices that are recommended in oriental medicine to maintain good health, based on their philosophy and customs.

For example, in oriental medicine, the word "TEATE" "treatment"means "to lay hands". The word "BYOUKI" "disease" refers to "vital energy disorders".

Let's think, what conditions would favour the development of certain types of cancer?

Firstly, the hypoxiaor decreased oxygen supply to a tissue.

The aforementioned lesson, "a long breath leads to a long life"This means that inhaling deeply and exhaling slowly is the right way to breathe and, consequently, to have a healthier and longer life.

We could easily imagine a frail or sick person breathing very weakly.

To maintain a healthy body, abdominal breathing is important, which is done from the "tanden", a vital region located three fingers below the navel, the area where the centre of our vital energy is located according to oriental philosophy.

Each phase of breathing is linked to certain organs and a defined bodily energy: inhalation to the liver and kidney, pause to the spleen and exhalation to the heart and lung.

Secondly, a low body temperature.

In order for our body and immune cells to function properly, a body temperature of approximately 36,5ºC.

Occasionally, the body temperature will rise as defence mechanism. For example, fever is a natural reaction of the body to an aggression, such as an infection, and involves the activation of immune system cells and antibodies to fight it. Hypothermia, or low body temperature, can lower the immune system's capacity.

Ancient Eastern meanings that identify with a healthy body are, for example, "Zu Kan Soku Netsu" (cool head, warm feet), named above, and "Jyo Kyo Ka Jitsu" (the upper body relaxed and empty, the lower body full and firm).

Both mean that it is important to keep the head or the upper part of the body relaxed and clear, and the feet or the lower part hot, firm and full of energy.

In conclusion, hypoxia and hypothermia may lead to a poorer immune response and thus alter the immune response of the patient. balance of our body.

Things are very simple: let's be careful not to cool the body and let's practise the abdominal breathing.

In short, correcting unhealthy habits and avoiding hypoxia and hypothermia are the basis for maintaining a healthy life, and it is in our hands to reduce the chances of contracting certain cancers and other diseases.

Maintaining a balance between body and mind is essential.

So here are some key rules:

1. Decrease the stress and anxiety.

2. Avoid greed. Live modestly.

3. Find your own way to relaxation.

4. Maintain the warm body. Do not drink cold beverages.

5. Do not overindulge in food. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.

6. Practice aerobic exercise.

7. Laughing a lot and thank you for everything.

8. Have a goal to achieve, a reason to live and a hobby for life.

And one Shiatsu session per week, no doubt.

Shiatsu as a preventive tool. Healthy Exercises.

Performing an ankle rotation. Shiatsu and cancer prevention.
Press the centre of the chest and the pit of the stomach. Shiatsu and cancer prevention.
Performing a spinal flexion. Shiatsu and cancer prevention.
Press a cushion between the knees with both legs bent. Shiatsu and cancer prevention.

Jyuku Shiatsupractor Onoda Shigeru

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Shiatsu What can we do against ageing?

As we get older we deteriorate. This is inevitable. However, there is a chance that we can slow down the rate of ageing and staying healthy for longer.

60% of the body's constitution is water, and with the passage of time, this concentration decreases, muscles and organs atrophy, fail or become paralysed, and death ensues. The natural process of human beings is to age and die. Being aware of this truth, the reality is that it is also natural for people to want to live longer and in the best possible conditions.

The three leading causes of death in Japan are cancer, heart disease and stroke. Let's talk about the health focusing on the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

In the traditional medicine China there is a classification according to body build. According to this, those who suffer from heart attacks tend to belong to the group of Ka-Kyo-Jyo-Jitsu Ka-Kyo-Jyo-Jitsuwhich means that the lower part of the body is empty or that there is energy deficiency and the upper part is overloaded.

With this in mind, in what state would we find health?

It would be in the state of Jyo-Kyo-Ka-Jitsu. This means that the upper part is relaxed and the lower part is strong and full of energy as if rooted in the earth.

The state we talked about earlier, Ka-Kyo-Jyo-Jitsu Ka-Kyo-Jyo-Jitsuis the opposite of the ideal state. The lower part is weakened, sluggish, and in the upper part there is a build-up of energy, anger and/or rage, which can also be interpreted as mental stressand the person also has shallow chest breathing. In short, people who tend to suffer from heart attacks are those who accumulate their vital energies unbalanced in the upper part of the body.

What are the physiological characteristics of patients who may suffer a heart attack?

It has been proven that both the heart attacks as strokes have a morning peak incidence, i.e. they tend to occur more in the morning. Although the cause of this is multifactorial, it appears that one of them may be the increase in blood pressure which occurs especially when waking up. This happens because the body tries to raise the blood pressure in order to start daytime activities. Normally the cells of the vascular endothelium prevent an excessive increase in blood pressure and vasodilation occurs to keep the blood pressure stable. But if there is a dysfunction in the cells, dilation of the blood vessels does not occur, and the blood pressure remains high, leading to a health risk.

Predisposing causes:

1. Smoking.             

2. Excessive eating and drinking.                                                   

3. Obesity.

4. Hypertension.            

5. Old age.

6. Large difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure, known as differential pressure. In general, having a differential pressure of greater than 60 mmHg is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular events, especially in older people.

In reality, people from middle age usually exhibit some of the characteristics listed above and are the group of increased riskAnd especially those people who also practice sports such as running or jogging, gymnastics or take a bath-sauna just after waking up to maintaining health or to lose weight. But they are unaware that such routines can be harmful and inadvertently shorten its life. In fact, as we get older, it takes longer for the body to raise its temperature. Therefore, it would be much more favourable to laze in bed for a long time after waking up.

Also, from my experience as a therapist, I would recommend drinking a glass of weather water or warm water before going to bed and one after waking up.

General preventive measures.

Shiatsu What can we do against ageing? (Although food education also plays a very important role, this time we will focus on physical measures).

1. Attempt to receive Shiatsu at least once a month.

Shiatsu What can we do against ageing? Going for a walk

Shiatsu is a manual therapy of Japanese origin that aims to maintain and improve health, focusing on prevention, as it helps to balancing the body in a holistic wayIt also improves posture and flexibility of muscles and joints. It acts on body, mind and emotions.

2. Take a walk

Brisk walking would be better and walking in the afternoon would be a good time. It is recommended not only to maintain the overall stamina of the body but also to improve the return circulation of the legs, prevent overweight, hypertension and hyperglycaemia.

Shiatsu What can we do against ageing? Strengthening the lower body

3. Strengthening the lower body

Performing the sumo "shikofumi" exercises: Spread your legs to twice shoulder width. Turn your ankles 45-50 degrees outwards. Lower your waist while keeping your upper body upright, and place all your body weight on one leg, which will serve as a support. When the weight is placed on the supporting leg, the opposite leg rises naturally. Repeat this movement alternately with each leg. With this exercise is balanced not only the lower part, but also the whole body.

4. Ankle rotation.

Shiatsu What can we do against ageing? Ankle rotation

Lock the ankle with the hand on the same side and with the other hand hold the toe of the foot and rotate the ankle slowly, alternately clockwise and counterclockwise.

5. Bathe half the body.

Bathing only up to the waist warms the body very well, but does not overload the heart compared to full body bathing or sauna. Therefore it would be great for older and middle-aged people.

Shiatsu What can we do against ageing? Bathing half the body

6. Stimulate the Sanri point of the leg.

It is situated about 4 toes from the kneecap, diagonally below the lateral condyle of the tibia. It is a very important point and is well known as the point for healing the legs and is used for any treatment as it serves for everything.

It is very common to observe among middle-aged people, especially in Europe, that they have very thin legs and a prominent abdomen "like an apple". This body type is most often associated with heart attacks. To avoid it, it would be ideal to train and maintain a good level of physical strengthThe above recommendations, which apply to everyone, should also be followed.

I encourage everyone to incorporate into their daily routine these simple exercises to improving our health and especially if you suffer from increased abdominal girth, with loss of muscle mass in the buttocks and calves!

Jyuku Shiatsupractor Onoda Shigeru

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WHAT IS AZE SHIATSU

THE OFFICIAL EVOLUTION OF NAMIKOSHI SHIATSU

Aze Shiatsu is the reconciliation with Western medicine without renouncing the knowledge of Traditional Oriental Medicine and always looking for the best methods to treat patients. 

Aze-style Shiatsu has in recent years become an important essential study stop for manual therapy practitionersIt takes the original Namikoshi Shiatsu to the next level, making it fundamental to the treatment of Western patients. 

This therapy is the result of more than 36 years of research and experience of the Master Shigeru Onodawho was a direct disciple of the creator of Shiatsu, Tokujiro Namikoshi. By treating and adapting the therapy to Western patients, the Master Onoda He adapted the Shiatsu he learnt in Japan to the western world based on his experience treating patients in Spain and with very favourable results.

It is an evolving method that combines all the knowledge that Master Onoda has studied in Japan and Europe. This therapy is applied on a stretcher, unlike Namikoshi Shiatsu, which is applied on a tatami, i.e. on the floor. In addition, this therapy includes the so-called Aze points, which are intermediate points between the traditional Namikoshi Shiatsu points. 

Shiatsu for Westerners

To answer the question of what is Aze Shiatsu, we must bear in mind that more than half a planet separates the western world from the eastern world. Specifically, the distance between Madrid and Japan is 10,645 kilometres. But we are not only distant in kilometres, we also have different customs, thoughts, food and rhythms of life.

So, if we differ in so many ways, why should our bodies be the same? There are differences between the oriental human body and western bodies that can make a difference when it comes to treating certain ailments. For example, the lumbar curvature in Western bodies is around 20% while in Eastern bodies it is only 2%. This affects, for example, the frequency of herniated discs. And even if there are cultural differences, pain always is and always will be common and universal in all human beings.

If you want to understand this therapy better, you can learn more about the history of its creator here: Shigeru Onoda's story is available in this entry.

Finally, we would like to thank all those who have been involved in the therapists and teachers from Aze Shiatsuwho share our passion for Shiatsu and who promote this therapy

If you're interested, you can learn Aze Shiatsu from scratch at the introductory therapy courses or in the Professional course of Shiatsu.

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In the Master Onoda Clinic Madrid, you can receive your Shiatsu treatment.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

ONODA, Shigeru: Aze Shiatsu, basic treatment, Volume 1, ASF, 2017.

ONODA, Shigeru: Aze Shiatsu, lateral decubitus, Volume 2, ASF, 2017.

ONODA, Shigeru: Professional Aze style Shiatsu techniques, ASF, 2018. 

Shigeru Onoda

PIONEER OF SHIATSU IN EUROPE AND CREATOR OF AZE SHIATSU THERAPY

Who is Shigeru Onoda?

Shigeru Onoda he graduated as Shiatsu therapist in the Japan Shiatsu College in Tokyo in 1981, where he was granted the license that enables the practice of this therapy in the country. Even if that was not enough to Shigeru, he had another dream, extend Shiatsu beyond Japan and show it to the whole world. To do this, in 1984, he travelled to Spainto Madrid in particular, and created his own clinical Shiatsu and his own school, the Japanese school of Shiatsu. 

Due to the multiple treatments that was the end of the day, and their experience with hundreds of patients in Spain, Shigeru was able to secure the body to the japanese and the west are completely different; both anatomically and structurally. It was then when he started to work and develop Aze Shiatsu.

Master Onoda at his Shiatsu School in Madrid

And finally, Master Shigeru Onoda was able to see his dream come true by forging his Aze Shiatsu style. A style born out of the need to create a standard treatment in accordance with the needs of the style of european life after more than 36 years of experience in western patients.

Naturally, Master Onoda's Aze Shiatsu provides treatment on headaches, stress and absolutely all the ailments that the Shiatsu East can try.

Currently the Aze Shiatsu style is taught and practised every day by Master Onoda himself in the Japanese Shiatsu School of Madrid. The only school in which anyone can study, learn and to become qualified in this technique which has already gone around the world.

In addition, Master Onoda devotes all his free time to writing Shiatsu booksThe teaching material available to us at EJS is the result of his research and development work throughout his career.

WHAT IS SHIATSU

The meaning of Shiatsu

Often, when we talk about Shiatsu to our close environment, they often don't understand what we are talking about or they have never heard the word before. They ask us if it is a martial art or if it is something you eat in an oriental restaurant. Nothing could be further from the truth.

They are surprised when we tell them that it is a ori body therapyginaria from Japan and perfectly comparable to the physiotherapy that is used so much every day in the West. Immediately, they want to know more, they want to know what it consists of, how it is practised and what this new therapy they have just discovered can offer them in their daily lives.

A good way to start explaining Shiatsu is with the meaning of the word itself. It is made up of two Japanese kanji's, which are: "Shi" which means fingers and "Atsu meaning pressure". Literally means "Finger pressure"which is what this therapy is based on.

Applying pressure with the thumbs and palms of the hands on specific points corrects irregularities, helps to alleviate certain diseases, maintains and improves health. All this helps to activate the self-healing power of the human body.

The first questions are usually: "Does it improve health?" "Could you help me with the back pain or the headacheYes, to that and... To many other things!

And you will see why.

HISTORY OF SHIATSU

This therapy was born out of love, the love of a son for his mother. To understand its origins, we have to go back to 1905, to the province of Kagawain the north of the southern island Shikoku. There he would be born  Tokujiro Namikoshithe creator of Shiatsu. When he was 7 years old, the Namikoshi family moved to Rusutsua small village on the island of Hokkaido, the

northernmost part of Japan.

Tokujiro Namikoshi
Tokujiro Namikoshi, creator of Shiatsu and Master of Master Onoda

For Tokujiro's mother, the abrupt change from the warm climate of Shikoku to the severe cold of Hokkaido caused her to suffer from a polytrauma that produced joint pain. At that time, this small village was a place without doctors and there were no means or resources to get help, injections or medicines to alleviate these great pains.

Little Namikoshi, tired of seeing his mother suffer and lacking any resources or materials, could only try to alleviate his pain by rubbing, hitting, massaging and pressing the painful areas. After several days of trying to soothe the pain, he discovered what relieved his mother the most: press the area with your fingers.

This is how Shiatsu was born, using only the fingers, without resorting to no tools or machinery. Neither do we use our fists or elbows, because our fingers are endowed with more sensory receptors than the rest of the body and that makes them extremely sensitive and capable of sensing very fine thicknesses.

Master Tokujiro Namikoshi himself says of his therapy that "The heart of Shiatsu is like a mother's love, the pressure on the body stimulates the source of life"..

EXPANSION OF SHIATSU

Many years later, together with his son Toru Namikoshi, he would be responsible for spreading the therapy throughout the world. everybodyas it is a therapy that provides vitality and health people. To this end, they founded the Japan Shiatsu College in Tokyo, the only entity authorised by the Japanese Ministry of Health to train therapists in this technique.

Master Onoda, creator of Aze Shiatsu 

Currently, the Japan Shiatsu College has more than 2500 students who graduate each year to obtain their license number to practice as a Shiatsu therapist in Japan.

In 1981, one of these students would be responsible for spreading this therapy throughout Europe... the Master Shigeru Onodaa direct disciple of Tokurijo Namikoshi and the founder of the Japanese school of Shiatsu. He is also the creator of Aze Shiatsu (see: What is Aze Shiatsu?).

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BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

ONODA, Shigeru: Official technique, Shiatsu Namikoshi, Aze Training, 2018. 

ONODA, Shigeru: Aze Shiatsu, basic treatment, Volume 1, Aze Training, 2017.