David's certification in Namakoshi Shiatsu, a specific style, which was developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi. This system of bodywork is based on modern anatomy, physiology and pathology. Namikoshi Shiatsu applies manual finger pressure to the skin with the intention of restoring the body to a balanced healthy state. Body systems affected include the myofascial, neuromuscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, eliminative, craniosacral and neurological. The rhythmic pressure stretches muscles and restores muscle tone while generating a small electrical charge which stimulates the tissues and meridians. The inflammatory response to the compression stimulates the body to clean up residual cellular debris. The compressions place the body in a more fluid state giving the body a chance to be freed of adhesions and contractures that are the cause of pain and restrictions. As you may guess the rhythmic pressure lulls the body into a restful state while the stimulation energizes the body’s electrical field.