Shiatsu is a natural healing discipline, springing from the same principals as acupuncture. It works by stimulating the body’s energy flow to promote good health. It uses few of the usual massage techniques such as rubbing and stroking, instead a still, relaxed pressure is applied at various points on the body with the hand or thumb, an easy leaning of the elbow or a simple rotation of a limb. It almost seems a lazy activity but these uncomplicated movements subtly work internally on the body.
What happens during a Shiatsu treatment?
Shiatsu takes place on a special mattress on the floor. There is no need to undress.
Why choose Shiatsu?
Shiatsu has been reported to be beneficial for stress, back pain, whiplash injuries, migraine and headache, reduced mobility and painful joints, menstrual and digestive problems, asthmatic symptoms, pregnancy and childbirth, side effects of cancer treatment and depression.
Shiatsu practitioners believe that Shiatsu has the following benefits:
- Reduces stress on nervous system
- Boosts stamina
- Improves posture
- Helps back problems
- Aids digestive and elimination systems
- Regulates menstrual problems
- Reduces pain/ eases stiffness
- Enhances immunity – preventing common illnesses
- Promotes well-being
- Improves circulation
- Restores and balances energy
When would it not be safe to have a Shiatsu treatment?
Generally, shiatsu should not be used in some cases of cancer, heart disease, epilepsy, osteoporosis or fractures. More information is available from TDF.
Sessions last approximately 30 minutes for children, 60 minutes for adults. No need to undress.