Shiatsu is a form of acupressure born out of traditional Oriental Medicine. The name is simply Japanese for ‘finger pressure’. Shiatsu is however, more than just finger pressure, involving many parts of the therapist’s body,including thumbs, elbows, heel of the hand, forearms and even knees.

Clients are fully clothed in loose comfortable clothing on a futon on the floor, (Shiatsu can be adapted to the chair for the elderly or for others who are unable to get down to floor level), and the practitioner applies pressure to balance the flow of energy, known in Japan as ‘ki’. The shiatsu practitioner is looking to restore a healthy integrity to the body’s energy system.

Shiatsu is a therapeutic practice that can support individuals in moving towards greater health and well being. The therapy is mainly used to regulate the healthy body and to prevent illness, but may also be used to address specific health problems and conditions such as back pain, stress, headaches, menstrual problems, joint pain,reduced mobility and many sports injuries.

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