Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning finger pressure. It’s an ancient form of body therapy applied through gentle stretches and pressure using thumbs, fingers, knees and palms.
All conditions are a sign that the energy within the body is out of balance and shiatsu works with the body to find balance. For this reason, there are few conditions that can’t be treated with shiatsu.
Pain and discomfort can be prevented through regular Shiatsu sessions so as to restore the balance before it manifests physically, emotionally or mentally. It is beneficial for general or specific issues by working with the Yin & Yang of the body and using specific physical and energetic techniques to harmonies imbalances.
Conditions particularly suited to Shiatsu:
- Back, Neck and shoulder pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Chronic pain and fatigue and low energy levels
- Muscular tension
- Headaches and Migraines
- IBS and Digestion problems
- Gynaecological complaints
- Joint pain
- Sports injuries
- Pregnancy and post pregnancy
Preparing for your first session
Before the session try to avoid eating a heavy meal within an hour of the session and come wearing loose, comfortable clothing.
During the session
Some questions will be asked about your medical background and about what you are looking to achieve from the sessions. It is traditionally given on a futon on the floor and you may be given some lifestyle recommendations and gentle exercises.