Shiatsu therapy employs a combination of Chinese medicine theory and Japanese massage techniques to treat the body’s energy system. Diagnosis identifies areas of imbalance which are treated by applying pressure to acu-points and energy pathways.
Shiatsu therapy allows clients to increase body awareness, to release stored tension and memories and to enter a state of deep relaxation where self directed healing can take place.
Shiatsu is used to alleviate and prevent conditions such as stress, anxiety, fatigue, digestive issues, insomnia, headache, backache, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica and menstrual difficulties. It is also useful as a treatment for emotional and psychological issues, including body image, addictions and self esteem. It is particularly useful in supporting pregnancy and preparation for birth.