Shiatsu is a hands on touch therapy - it can be likened to acupuncture but using finger pressure rather than needles. A holistic therapy, it works on the body, mind and spirit.

Shiatsu uses gentle pressure, stretches, rotations, movement and manipulation/mobilisation on pathways called meridians and acupressure points. A wide range of conditions from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health have been shown to benefit from a shiatsu treatment. Deeply relaxing, regular shiatsu sessions can also combat the build up of stress in our daily lives.

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The philosophy underlying shiatsu is that vital energy (known as Ki or Chi) flows throughout the body in a series of channels (meridians). For many different reasons, Ki can stop flowing freely and this then produces a symptom. As the quality of Ki changes, the symptoms associated with a lack of flow will gradually improve.

  • Shiatsu works on the individual as a complete being

  • Shiatsu is a non invasive non drug therapy

  • Shiatsu promotes well being and harmonises the body
    by redressing imbalances

  • Shiatsu addresses the cause not just the symptoms

Shiatsu is a method of bodywork formulated in Japan in the 20th Century and based on various older forms of Chinese bodywork still practised in China and elsewhere today. The bodywork methods are based on the principles of traditional oriental medicine.