Enjoy deep, balanced, grounded relaxation
Relax tension, and feel tight muscles relax
Experience the psyche at peace

Aaiyn Foster

Shiatsu / Acupressure

Certified Shiatsu Practitioner

Shiatsu / Acupressure

Shiatsu, is a Japanese form of physical therapy and therapeutic massage, based on traditional Chinese medicine. It combines massage, gentle physical manipulation, and pressure along channels or rivers of energy called meridians. Each meridian mirrors a particular organ or organ function. When the meridians are balanced, the tissues, nerves, muscles, and bones are responding in kind. Acupressure is a body therapy which dates back to the third century in China. The Chinese located 361 key energetic acu-points along the meridians. Each point addresses particular functions. Acupressure and Acupuncture both use these points to balance the body's energy -- with Acupressure employing fine pressure or magnets. Shiatsu/Acupressure is a blend of massage, gentle physical manipulation of the body, and pressure on the acu-points.

Is it right for you?

Shiatsu/Acupressure is gentle, deeply relaxing, soothing, nourishing, and healing -- to the nerves, muscles, tissues, blood, bones, hormonal balance, and to the entire being. It can benefit someone with back pain, numbness, sinus condition, headaches, menstrual disorder, cold, sciatica, chronic pain, allergy, immune problem, anxiety, depression. It is for pregnant mothers with nausea, elders who have experienced a fall, children with recurring headaches, and, in fact, anyone on a Soul journey who has come to understand that all memories are stored in the body and that Soul is expressed through the body. Shiatsu/Acupressure provides relaxation, nourishment, invigoration, and overall balancing and grounding of self. It can significantly complement other healing techniques. Shiatsu/Acupressure is for everyone.

Honor Yourself

Making a commitment to honor your body, with care, is making a commitment to a very personal dialogue as you get to know your self better. As you expand your awareness, consciousness, and ability to express self, you will experience inner peace, relaxation, and real growth. Physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health are all needed to find balance and wholeness. Your body is brilliant, capable of restoring itself to ease and health when the flow of the meridians is cleared and balanced. I begin each session by listening to your "pulses", to find any inbalances of energy, and then design a treatment to correct these imbalances. You will leave feeling refreshed and more at ease, with your body, more balanced and grounded, and more in tune.

A gift for your body

Call today for an appointment. Each session lasts approximately one hour. The first appointment takes one-half hour longer, to allow time for a full intake assessment. You remain fully clothed, and are treated either on a custom futon which rests on the floor or on a massage table.

Aaiyn Foster

  • B.A., French Literature and Psychology, University of Colorado.
  • Certified by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA, the governing body of Shiatsu in this country).
  • Nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage.
  • Studied Shiatsu in Japan with Shozo Oyamada and Shizuto Masunaga, and at the New England Shiatsu Center in Boston.
  • Co-authored an acupressure manual for the New England Shiatsu Center.
  • Trained in Cranial-Sacral therapy (an Osteðopathic technique) with the Upledger Foundation.
  • Certified Holographic Repatterning practitioner (a system combining ancient healing and modern physics).
  • Flower Essence practitioner.

For more information:

Aaiyn Foster
190 Danforth Street
Portland, Maine 04102
Phone:(207) 774-3465
Fax: (207) 766-5722
Email: AaiynFoster@MaineShiatsu.com
Web: www.MaineShiatsu.com

Also see my Jin Shin Jyutsu website, at www.MaineJinShinJyutsu.com

Have a Cup of Tea !

The first bowl moistens my lips and throat;
The second bowl banishes all loneliness;
The third bowl clears my mind of words and books.
At the fourth cup, I begin to perspire -
Life's troubles evaporate through my pores.
The fifth cup cleanses my entire being.
Six cups and I am in the realm of the Divine.
Seven cups - ah, but I can drink no more;
I can only feel the gentle breeze blowing
   through my sleeves,
wafting me away to the Isle of Immortality!

  --  Lu Tong, Eighth century Chinese poet, from
       In Gratitude For A Gift Of Fresh Tea