What is Shiatsu?                       Home page

Shiatsu is a form of natural healing therapy that promotes health through finger pressure along energy meridians or channels - like acupuncture but with no needles and all your clothes on. Shiatsu is a combination of ancient theories of oriental medicine and 'energy', with modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Shiatsu originated in Japan where it is officially recognised and parents teach their children to treat them. Shiatsu is one of the fastest growing areas of complementary therapy in the UK. Shiatsu is safe and non-invasive.

How does it work?

Shiatsu is a holistic therapy which means your whole body is treated. Work on your energy channels promotes well-being at the physical and emotional levels and stimulates your natural self-healing processes. The application of pressure and gentle stretching helps relieve muscle tension, joint stiffness and to realign body structures. Contact with the energy pathways helps to correct imbalance in the functioning of internal organs and to re-balance the effects of emotional disturbance.

What is it good for?

You don't have to be ill to enjoy Shiatsu, many people enjoy it simply because it is deeply relaxing. Shiatsu is a complementary therapy - it is not a replacement for western medicine. Shiatsu may help you with almost any medical condition. Experience has shown Shiatsu is effective for headaches, migraine, tension, neck, shoulder and back pain, sciatica, IBS, digestive disorders, respiratory, circulatory and uro-genital disorders, insomnia, PMT and menstrual problems. Shiatsu can be very effective for stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and grief. Shiatsu helps maintain health and is also used as a preventive measure.