Shiatsu is a traditional, hands-on
Japanese healing art. It can help in a
wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more general
poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular
sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.
The philosophy underlying Shiatsu
is that vital energy (known as Ki in
Japanese) flows throughout the body in a series of channels called
For many different reasons Ki can stop flowing freely and this
Your Shiatsu practitioner will consider your state
of health, the symptoms
you are experiencing and, depending on your constitution and general
levels, will use a variety of techniques to improve your energy flow.
include pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on
meridians and, when appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches.
general Shiatsu works quite deeply but the client's constitution and
considered first to determine if a light treatment is more appropriate.
As the quality of Ki changes, the symptoms
associated with a lack of flow
will gradually improve. Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the
individual as a
Each session lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The session takes place on a
padded mat or futon at floor level.
The client stays fully clothed. Following a treatment, there can be a
increased vitality and you may feel invigorated yet relaxed.
for receiving Shiatsu
Please bring or wear
loose, warm, comfortable clothing, preferably
cotton, e.g. sweatshirt, sweatpants.
Do not eat heavily in the two hours prior to
Do not drink alcohol before or after treatment.
After treatment drink plenty of water to smooth
the flow of changes through the
If at all possible avoid strenuous or stressful
activities after your session.