Shiatsu with Sara & Simona

Shiatsu is a manipulative therapy developed in Japan and incorporating techniques of anma (Japanese traditional massage), acupressure, stretching, and Western massage in order to maintain physical and mental well being, treat disease, or alleviate discomfort. It involves the uses of kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching techniques and is performed without oils through light, comfortable clothing. applying pressure to special points or areas on the body This therapy is considered holistic because it attempts to treat the whole person instead of a specific medical complaint. For this reason it can be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal, and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, aid digestion, and influence the nervous system. Shiatsu is used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions, such as headaches, PMS, digestive disorders, fatigue, insomnia, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, and muskuloskeletal pain, including low back, neck, and joint pain.

This therapy lasts for about 1 hour and the cost is Rs. 2000 for guests, Rs. 1500 for guests under 30 years old, Rs. 1000 for Auroville volounteers, and Rs. 750 for Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. For more information or to make an appointment (book at least one day in advance), please contact directly Sara (9443617308) or Simona (9489511648) or write to joycommunity@auroville.org.in.

By appointment only:

Sara (9443617308)

Simona (9489511648)

Shiatsu @ Joy

About the Therapist – Sara

Sara was born in Yugoslavia, was raised in Croatia, and went to University in Italy. She found that there is much more in life then what it seems; stars and clouds where seen as messengers of the infinite. One day the pull and push and call was so strong that she embarked to a Journey: Auroville – Integral Yoga.  She’s been living in Auroville since 2008 where she found home, family, friends and a lot to explore. She has been working in different services, farms, forests and engaged in communication with Volunteers from all over the world. She has been training and practicing shiatsu since a few years.

About the Therapist – Simona

Simona is originally from Italy, where she earned a university degree in Natural Sciences which could answer some of her child and teenage existential questions. However, after a few years, she realized that she wasn’t satisfied with such a scientific vision and started a quest for the acquisition of a greater awareness regarding the complexity of the living systems and the tight integration between physiological, energetic and psychic levels that lead to a global and unitary approach to human health. In 2002 life brought her to Findhorn, a spiritual community in Scotland where she began a journey of self-discovery. In 2008 she arrived in Auroville for the first time and after a few years of back and forth from Italy (where she was a school teacher of Maths and Scienses), she decided to move to Auroville. During the past ten years, she followed new interests that were emerging and that led her to learn Thai yoga massage, Ayurvedic massage and to do a 2 years course of Shiatsu massage. During the past year, she also went through an intensive course dedicated to the manual knowledge of body alignment, which helped her to understand what it means to have a sound and whole physical and mental health.