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The connection between body and mind: insight into psychosomatic complaints

psychosomatic complaints
Mindful Shiatsu Andreas Maurer

Welcome to my first blog post on my website! As a Shiatsu and complementary therapist, I would like to talk today about a topic that concerns me personally and professionally: psychosomatic complaints. Some of our western methods aim to treat the mobility and functionality of the human musculoskeletal system. The psychological component of pain is often not taken into account.

In this article I will explain what psychosomatic complaints are, how they arise and how Shiatsu and complementary therapy can contribute to improving symptoms in my practice.

What are psychosomatic complaints?

Psychosomatic complaints are physical symptoms that are caused or exacerbated by psychological or emotional stress. These complaints can take a variety of forms, from headaches and stomach problems to back pain and sleep disorders. It is important to understand that the mind and body are closely connected and influence each other.

Causes of psychosomatic complaints

The causes of psychosomatic complaints are varied and can vary from individual to individual. Stress, fear, grief, but also unresolved emotional conflicts can lead to physical symptoms. These complaints can often manifest themselves when the body tries to react to psychological stress that it cannot fully process. Modern medicine assumes that many illnesses such as stomach ulcers, heart attacks, sudden hearing loss, neurodermatitis, slipped discs and many other problems also have a mental and psychological component.

The role of Shiatsu and complementary therapy

Shiatsu is a holistic form of therapy that aims to restore balance in the body by taking into account the effects of body, mind and soul. Through gentle pressure and stretching, Shiatsu can help to release tension, improve the flow of energy in the body and thus also alleviate psychosomatic complaints. I work specifically on self-awareness. This promotes self-regulation and the ability of my clients to recover. In addition to Shiatsu, there are also other complementary therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy and meditation that can help to bring body and mind into harmony and activate the body's self-healing powers.

Tips for self-help

In addition to professional treatment by a Shiatsu or complementary therapist, there are also some measures you can take yourself to relieve psychosomatic complaints. These include regular exercise, relaxation techniques such as yoga or getting enough sleep. It is important to pay attention to the needs of your body and mind and to regularly take time for relaxation and recovery.


Psychosomatic complaints can be a major challenge, but there are ways to manage and alleviate them. Through holistic approaches such as shiatsu and complementary therapies, body and mind can be brought back into harmony to improve well-being. If you suffer from psychosomatic complaints, contact me without obligation on 079 214 85 37 or

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