The amount and flow of Ki is affected by your emotional state, which is ultimately related to the body, mind and spirit. Therefore, your emotions or mental state have a direct influence on the function of your body.
Under healthy conditions Ki flows freely through the meridians in a balanced state. If there is something wrong on a physical, emotional or spiritual level, Ki stagnates in the meridians producing sickness.
While treating sickness a person is viewed in terms of his or her own body uniqueness; the basic constitution and condition are taken into consideration. Also a person’s environment is being looked at. In fact, the person is being treated not the sickness as such.
Often a physical problem appears in one part of the body, and you get the impression that this is the only part that has a problem, while actually the problem exists in the body as a whole.
Therefore, shiatsu provides a holistic treatment meaning the whole person is being treated: body, mind and spirit.