Shiatsu

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Shiatsu

If you are in pain, stressed, suffering from sleeplessness or just need to relax, Shiatsu can help you feel deeply relaxed in just 15 minutes...

A full 60 minute session will show you what relaxation really means.  Relaxation is the key to helping your body heal itself naturally.

With Shiatsu you can relax, de-stress, enjoy better sleep, and ease discomfort whilst improving your overall health and well-being.

What is Shiatsu? 

Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning "finger pressure".  It is a form of therapy based on the same principles as acupuncture but using the hands instead of needles. 

Shiatsu aims to balance the body’s energy system by using gentle pressure on pathways called meridians and relevant acupuncture points.

With Shiatsu you can relax, de-stress, enjoy better sleep, and ease discomfort, whilst improving your overall health and well-being.

 

What are the benefits of Shiatsu?

  • Deeply relaxing

  • Enhances well-being

  • Eases aches and pains, tension and stiffness

  • Clinically proven to aid sleep

  • Improves posture

  • Aids joint mobility

  • Promotes flexibility

  • Improves circulation

  • Strengthens the body’s immune system

  • Eliminates toxins

 

What conditions can Shiatsu help?

  • Short or long term back pain

  • Muscular aches and pains

  • Joint pain and reduced mobility

  • Whiplash and sports injuries

  • Headaches and migraines

  • IBS and digestive disorders

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Insomnia / poor sleep

  • Fibromyalgia

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and asthma

  • Stress, nausea and vomiting (pregnancy, chemotherapy and post-operative)

  • PMS and menstrual problems

  • Labour and childbirth

 

What to expect in a Shiatsu session:

You remain fully clothed during the session.  No oils or needles are used.  The first session is usually 90 minutes and includes a full consultation.  Subsequent sessions last 60-75 minutes but can be shortened to suit your individual needs.                                                        

Treatments are tailored to your needs: 

Shiatsu is usually given on a futon but it can also be performed

on an adjustable massage chair (or ordinary chair).

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Guidelines for receiving Shiatsu:

  • Wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing

  • Avoid eating heavily for an hour before the treatment

  • Avoid drinking alcohol prior to the treatment

  • After treatment, drink plenty of water

  • Avoid stressful or intensive activities after the session where possible