The benefits of Shiatsu
- Calming, grounding and deeply relaxing for the body and mind.
- Helps to restore and rebalance energy levels
- Helps to prevent and relieve many conditions
- Relieves stiffness and tension and improves posture. Helps clear toxins from the body and improves the immune system.
WHAT IS SHIATSU?
Shiatsu is a traditional form of body therapy from Japan. By balancing the flow of energy in the acupuncture meridians, shiatsu can relieve many conditions, help prevent the build up of stress and restore vitality and well -being.
Literally translated finger pressure, shiatsu involves comfortable pressure from the thumbs and palms applied to the energy channels and points in the body. Given through loose, comfortable clothing, shiatsu may also include gentle stretches and rotations of the limbs and joints.
CONDITIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN HELPED BY SHIATSU
- Headaches and migraines
- Stress and anxiety
- Neck and shoulder tension
- Digestive problems
- Menstrual problems
- Joint pain and reduced mobility
- Fatigue, insomnia and depression
Acute conditions can respond in one treatment, however more chronic problems may require more as the body relaxes and re-balances.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A SESSION?
A shiatsu treatment takes approximately one hour. Extra time will be needed on the first visit so that a detailed case history can be taken. The shiatsu practitioner uses a variety of techniques to determine which energy pathways (meridians) in the body are blocked and which are depleted or low in energy.The treatment usually takes place on a padded mat or futon at floor level, although the treatment may be given in a chair if you are unable to lie down. Following the treatment simple recommendations may be made on gentle exercises and changes to lifestyle or dietary patterns to support health and well - being.