What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a touch based therapy that applies pressure to areas the body through loose comfortable clothing for the purpose of promoting and maintaining wellbeing. Shiatsu can support and strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – addressing the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body. Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and wellbeing.