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    A friend of mine told me that she has backaches and is tense lately. I suggested that she could try some shiatsu sessions (where a therapist presses pressure points on the body to release tension). She had one session. I asked her if she felt a difference and she said "not yet. i wil only believe in shiatsu if it works." i didnt say anything but i was wondering if philosophicaly it can work that way. I would have thought that one first needs to have belief and confidence in something for it to be deeply affective. Any comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Striver View Post
    A friend of mine told me that she has backaches and is tense lately. I suggested that she could try some shiatsu sessions (where a therapist presses pressure points on the body to release tension). She had one session. I asked her if she felt a difference and she said "not yet. i wil only believe in shiatsu if it works." i didnt say anything but i was wondering if philosophicaly it can work that way. I would have thought that one first needs to have belief and confidence in something for it to be deeply affective. Any comments?
    My mother does that, she even started a small business, but it is frozen for the moment. She told me she has "converted" skeptics into believers. There are many people doing it, and I don't think they are equally good at it, so your friend might want to try another one if she thinks it is doing no good. It's not cheap either, so, I guess it is best to find something that does work.

    I personally find it quite hard to believe it wouldn't work on backaches, though. Any kind of massage should help. But the back might be so stuck that it takes a couple of times before she notices it.

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