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Shiatsu, literally meaning finger pressure, was developed in Japan and is based on traditional Chinese medicine. The holistic full body treatment combines the use of acupressure points and massage. Shiatsu shares the same philosophy and aims as acupuncture and is the massage part of oriental medicine.
Shiatsu influences and balances the chi (energy which flows through your body). The therapist works up and down the meridians feeling for excesses and deficiencies of energy. The treatment is normally performed on a futon on the floor. During your first appointment an assessment will be made in order to tailor the treatment to your needs.
Shiatsu works through clothes. Our therapist suggests you wear comfortable and loose clothing, preferably trousers and something to keep you warm as well as a pair of socks.
A shiatsu treatment can induce a deep state of relaxation and will certainly energise you. Shiatsu can be used to treat specific problems such as back pain, insomnia, migraine, stiffness, sports injuries, digestive problems, menstrual problems, and depression.
You will benefit from one treatment as your body will energise and relax. However, by attending a regular course of treatment significant changes to your health will be enjoyed. Shiatsu can also be used to prevent pain and illness.