Literally translated shiatsu means 'finger pressure' and is often described as acupressure massage, Shiatsu has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine using similar energy channels and points as in acupuncture. It combines massage, gentle physical manipulation, stretches and pressure along channels or rivers of energy called meridians.
Shiatsu is deeply relaxing and helps to relieve stress and tension, improving vitality and health and strengthening body, mind and spirit. It can be used effectively to bring relief to many conditions including:
- Backache, neck and shoulder tension.
- PMS and menstrual problems.
- Headaches and migraines.
- Depression and anxiety.
- IBS and digestive problems.
- Poor circulation.
- Emotional and mental stress.
By combining the ancient wisdom of oriental medicine with intuitive, diagnostic touch, Shiatsu quickly reaches the underlying causes of your symptoms.
Fingers, thumbs, elbows or even feet are used skilfully to put pressure along the relevant meridians and to specific pressure points stimulating the body’s natural healing power to restore balance and health.
Regular Shiatsu can help to strengthen the immune system, restoring vitality and is one of the most effective therapies for stress management and relaxation.
Shiatsu is a totally safe, non invasive therapy tailored to the individual needs of the receiver, making it accessible for everyone, including babies, children, pregnant women and the elderly.
Treatments usually last 1hr and take place fully clothed on a padded futon on the floor.
Wear loose comfortable clothing and avoid heavy meals and alcohol before and after sessions.
- Gift vouchers are available for treatment courses and also for one off treatments.