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Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy, meaning ‘Finger Pressure’ in Japanese. It works with acu-points, meridians, skeletal and muscular structures of the body. It restores balance, energy and physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing; based on ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, it supports the body to heal itself.

Our body has 12 energy meridians or pathways which relate to our internal organs. The energy or ‘Qi’ within these meridians can become blocked, stagnated and imbalanced, which can manifest as physical pain or external symptoms. Shiatsu works to clear the meridian system and strengthen it.

After a treatment, clients often report feelings of deep relaxation, invigoration and a sense of calm.

Shiatsu can support:

  • Stress
  • Skeletal and Muscular pain
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Emotional upset and past trauma
  • Digestive issues
  • Fertility and pregnancy

Shiatsu is performed on a massage couch with the client in loose, comfortable clothing.

As each treatment is unique to the client, the practitioner asks a series of questions relating to health and lifestyle to form a diagnosis on which to base the treatment. The practitioner may also assess the client’s structural posture and incorporate this into the treatment. The treatment will include a combination of dynamic, structural movements and muscle energy work as well as slow, focused techniques which bring the body back to alignment and balance.

Further information

British School of Shiatsu Do

Shiatsu Society