Shiatsu is a gentle, non-intrusive but powerful body treatment.
The Shiatsu practitioner uses pressure, stretches, rocking, joint mobilisation and holding to rebalance the client's energy system and support the healing process.
The Shiatsu practitioner makes direct contact with the energy channels that run through the body (these are called meridians). When the energy is blocked the body becomes susceptible to disease, stress and infection. The Shiatsu practitioner's aim is to balance and revitalise the energy flow through these energy pathways to alleviate stress, illness and maintain health and well-being.
Many common conditions may be alleviated with Shiatsu such as headaches, muscular aches and pains, structural misalignment, insomnia, stress. Shiatsu may help support people who feel emotionally off-balance for example feeling anxious or depressed.
Receiving Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing, restful and rejuvenating experience.
What to expect in a session:
Each session lasts an hour though the initial consultation is usually 1.5 hours. This is so the Shiatsu practitioner can find out a little about you and your reasons for coming to Shiatsu.
Treatments usually take place on a futon on the floor. The treatment is received fully clothed so please wear loose, comfortable clothes.
Do not eat heavily in the two hours prior to a treatment. Do not drink alcohol before or after treatment. If at all possible avoid strenuous or stressful activities after your session. Drink plenty of water after your session.