Shiatsu is a traditional form of body therapy from Japan. By balancing the flow of energy in the ‘acupuncture’ meridians, shiatsu can relieve many conditions, help prevent the build-up of stress, and restore vitality and well-being.

The treatment involves comfortable pressure from the thumbs and palms applied to the energy channels and points in the body, given on a padded mat or futon at floor level or with the receiver sitting in a chair. It may also include gentle stretches and rotations of the limbs and joints.

Benefits of Shiatsu

Shiatsu is very effective alone or in combination with another treatment mode in conditions that are emotional or stress related;

• insomnia
• anxiety and depression
• muscular tension
• headaches
• digestive disturbances
• menstrual dysfunction
• low resistance to infection

Shiatsu is also effective in treating disorders of the musculo-skeletal system;
• backache
• sprains and strains
• neck and shoulder stiffness
• joint pain

It can also relieve
• sinus congestion
• retention of fluid in the tissues
• poor circulation

Provider: Lucy Goodier