It uses the acupressure points and meridians from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Hot flushes are understood as an imbalance in Yin & Yang qi ( vital energy). As we head towards menopause our reserves of Yin - cooling, grounding, energy become less, so the Yang – warm, active, upward moving energy loses its anchor. I think of this imbalance like a balloon floating upwards. Shiatsu can build your Yin energy to ground or anchor the balloon floating away. This also helps with mental symptoms like memory loss and brain fog which are also a symptom of the energy rising upwards.
Two or three sessions are recommended to feel the difference, then maintenance sessions to keep your balloon of warm energy anchored.