Tucson Biz Beat likes to take the opportunity to look at small local business and introduce Tucsonans to them. Each business owned by private individuals is the very core that helps shape Tucson as the eclectic community that it is. That is why this week Tucson Biz Beat is honored to salute Kris Schaefer at Tucson Zen Shiatsu.
Schaefer has practiced Zen Shiatsu since graduating from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1987. She has been practicing here in Tucson for the past 20 years offering her community wonderful ways to heal the body tend to the spirit and release the mind. In fact, she does so well that she has taught this technique at many of the Tucson massage schools.
For those who might not know Zen Shiatsu literally means “meditative finger pressure” in Japanese. It is a modality that is used to relieve a variety of problems including back pain, neck and shoulder problems, stress, insomnia and depression. Zen Shiatsu holds that all health problems are related to imbalances in yin and yang, or disharmonies between the internal organs and blockages to the circulation of energy. It is important to note that this is not just a massage that you get at a spa, rather a complete process that aids in health and healing.
Schaefer believes there are a variety of natural life transitions such as menopause, birth, postpartum, and other issues that block energies. These blocks can interrupt the peaceful state we all deserve to be in and she works diligently to make sure there is balance. Kris uses a technique called hot stones. She discovered them through her own postpartum process. She realized she needed to “ramp up” her energy but she felt like she needed to do things while she was resting. She discovered that using warm stones on the belly created rejuvenation and a healing process that lead her into helping not only herself but others as well.
“I really consider what I do is not just healing, but giving people general information that can help them. I am a person that is more helping people with tuning in with a deeper awareness.” This awareness has helped her business grow as she and her business partner Jeff Rogers, who is a cranial sacral therapist for the past 22 years do so well. They both look forward to teaching worldwide their forms of body work and healing. Both are renowned at teaching these forms of therapies.
Tucson Biz Beat is always happy to salute private businesses and even happier when it comes time to fine-tune the mind the body and the spirit. Therefore hats off Kris Schaefer and Jeff Rogers for helping educate our community and help people with keeping energy balanced so their physical and mental health shines. Visit them at www.ZenShiatsuTucson.com