Shiatsu is a unique, non-invasive therapy, offering a path to better health and well being. It can create a place of peace, calm and quiet. Shiatsu is very relaxing – yet can also be refreshing and energizing; its effect is determined by the receivers current state of mind and by their needs in the moment, both physical and mental.
Literally translated the Japanese word shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’. Shiatsu is a touch therapy. The body reacts to touch in a deep way, which can help to release emotional blockages. Shiatsu offers an opportunity to share primarily through the language of the body not the mind, and enable a journey of increasing self-awareness.
A Shiatsu treatment involves applying pressure with fingers, palms, elbows and feet on energy channels (meridians) and acupressure points, held stretches, rocking and holding in order to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal itself. The bodywork will take place on a Japanese mat (futon) on the floor (although it is possible to give Shiatsu in a chair if necessary). There is no need to remove any clothing so please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Woman should wear trousers.
After the treatment, most people experience relief from their discomforts, relief from pain, increased flexibility, calmer mood, and clearer mind.