As a bodyworker/yoga instructor the realm of INTEGRITY is what its all about, or atleast its supposed to be.
I was responding a to a group question in regards to a therapist knew of another therapist who isn't trained in ashiatstu but in shiatsu and is going to create her own bars and do ashiatsu.
You are thinking, BRAKES, whats ashiatsu and shiatsu?
Well.... lets just say Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (modality) is even vague as to what the meaning is. Check out Deep Feet for more information. Even the original Term in Japanese for Ashiatsu isn't even what the bodywork is about. AYE!
Shiatsu which gets so confused by so many, description found on Wiki of course, Japanese for "finger pressure"; it is a type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques.
This bodywork is done fully clothed on a mat on a floor. Gulp!
Point was the other therapist felt there was some ethical issues with someone setting up an ashiatsu service but not having been trained. I replied its more of an integrity issue then ethical. Think about it, Bikram yoga is more ETHICAL rather than integrity, he practices Yoga teaches you to be amazing in the selected poses he uses but ethically can he say these poses were his? Yes, can he say he thought of them? No! He chose poses and sequenced for the purpose of back issues and has helped so many with that. Yoga isn't his nor can he coin it as his and sadly many of his students and teachers feel its all him. Ethical! EGO too!
Like the bodywork dilemma can someone who isn't trained in Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy say she is offering Ashiatsu? Nope. Can she do something similar to it? Yes! Integrity?
I mean I can even say the woman who created Ashiatsu she was never trained in the modalities that led to Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, she just put two and two together and thats how Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy was created. I ask is there any Integrity in that?
Confusing right? Thats what happens when you lose sight of who you are and only want to be somebody your not. Integrity...most of the time pretentious comes into mind but Integrity.. don't lose sight of the truth.
a BRING YOUR OWN MAT moment
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