What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a non-invasive form of body-work, developed from a synthesis of traditional Chinese medical experience, and western theories and techniques such as physiotherapy and psychotherapy.

In Shiatsu, a lack of a sense of well-being in body and mind, is interpreted as stagnation, deficit, or excess of energy.

Shiatsu works to smooth the flow of this energy, known as “Ki”, which flows within channels, known as “meridians”. The shiatsu practitioner works with the client to help bring a sense of balance, relaxation or strength, as appropriate to the client’s needs.

What can shiatsu do?

Shiatsu helps to activate a person’s self-healing energy,
strengthen the immune system and improve their sense of
well-being in body and mind.

It is particularly recommended for the following conditions:

  • Muscle pain – back, shoulders, neck, limbs
  • Movement difficulties inc. pain in joints
  • Headache
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Digestion difficulties
  • Menstruation problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Stress related conditions
  • Low vitality
  • various chronic conditions

Shiatsu can provide an effective treatment in its own right, as well as complementary support to other methods of dealing with the above conditions. This includes providing support to conventional “western” treatments, for which your general practitioner should be able to guide you.

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