Shiatsu acupressure for Pregnancy

Shiatsu is very safe alternative medicine for those seeking to get pregnant and also seeking relief from common symptoms in pregnancy. It is a Japanese finger pressure therapy based on TCM and Japanese therapy.

Shiatsu treatment uses thumb pressure on selected  acupressure points along the body.  Specific finger pressure techniques are used  to support expectant mothers throughout pregnancy.

Shiatsu therapy naturally relieves discomforts during pregnancy, specially if “moms to be”  are experiencing pre-existing discomforts such as lumbar pain, mental stress, shoulder tension or headache.

Treatment helps women to feel more comfortable with their posture and to better adapt to the changes of the growing bellies.

Activities such as standing, bending carrying, twisting can cause lot of muscle stress specially towards the third semester when the belly is heavier.  Becoming aware of these imbalances earlier and  maintaining good health will create a successful labour and post partum.

Regular treatment is very beneficial in order to prevent and treat these symptoms that arise during the pregnancy.

Very often women discover that after treatment they are able to perform activities that they felt they couldn’t do before, they also experience an increased energy level and motivation to be active and creative.

Treatment also brings a positive sense of well-being by calming the mind and balancing the emotions. It helps to create a deep understanding of oneself.

The key of the treatment is to stimulate and calm down the nerve system to become less responsive to stress by releasing endorphins, a chemical that makes the “body feel-good.” Shiatsu helps to balance the emotional, mental spiritual and physical levels in the body.


This information is intended to educate the public on other alternative approaches to health and not to cure diseases. Please consult your doctor or health care professional if you need any help

Guiomar Campbell

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Guiomar is a performing artist and an Integrated Health Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in depression and anxiety disorders. She has a degree in nursing and obstetrics from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. She received her diploma in shiatsu therapy in 1995 and a diploma in acupuncture in 1999 at the Shiatsu School of Canada where she worked for 15 years as a shiatsu instructor in the diploma program. She is a member in good standing of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Guiomar specializes in men and women’s reproductive health, gynecology, pregnancy and post partum care. She also has lots of experience treating digestive issues, migraine headache, and insomnia.

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