The meaning of Shin is origin or source and the meaning of Tai is body. Tai incorporates Gen Tai which is our Earth Body, Rei Tai which is our Mental Body, and Yu Tai which is our Magnetic Body – also referred to as Astral or Emotional Body. Shin Tai seeks to assist in creating harmony between all the aspects of our self.
Movement is equivalent to life. Even in the primitive cell, movement is equivalent to life. If there is no movement, life ceases to exist. Shin Tai seeks to restore movement and balance. It seeks to address energetic restrictions and distortions in the soft tissues and in the energy system, which manifests in a range of symptoms that affect the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person. Shin Tai restores Life Force through a variety of techniques that include elements of Shiatsu, CranioSacral, Fascial, Structural, Meningeal, and Outer Body work. This enables individuals to have more energy and clarity to create the life that brings them the most joy.
Shin Tai’s main focus is on the Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel meridians, the Central Channel, creating space and movement in the body, and recovering Life Force. Through reading the body, a Shin Tai practitioner works with the priority of treatment through various techniques to release stress patterns, create space and movement, and to free blockages all leading to the recovery of Life Force. Shin Tai works to address the underlying energetic patterns that are utilizing a person’s Ki in ways that do not necessarily support them in current time. The recovery of Life Force that was trapped in a Past Time continuum is now available to bring a person more into the Present Moment. An individual then gets more in touch with their own healing power and moves forward in life. The person becomes more connected to the body’s intelligence and they begin to make choices in life that best support creating a life that brings them into alignment with their own true self.
The Shin Tai concept is a body of work that was developed by Saul Goodman, the founder of the International School of Shiatsu and Shin Tai International. Saul has traveled extensively, over the past 30 years, teaching Shiatsu and Shin Tai around the world. Shin Tai takes the practice of Shiatsu into evolving levels of bodywork to further support an individual in body, mind, and spirit.