Shiatsu is a natural form of Oriental body massage therapy. Shiatsu is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and has some similarity to acupuncture. Shiatsu works by stimulating the body’s vital energy flow in order to promote good health, restoring the energetic balance of the body, releasing toxins, deep-rooted muscular tension and stagnated energy (chi). Shiatsu affects all levels of our being, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual.

Shiatsu can help to relieve physical discomfort such as back pain, neck and shoulder problems, muscular tension, menstrual problems, headaches and migraine. Shiatsu is also particularly helpful for emotional problems, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, grief, loss of confidence and many other conditions. It is also an excellent way to relax.

On a more subtle level, Shiatsu helps to relax and harmonise mind and body, it can restore and balance energy, improve circulation, thus promoting the body’s natural healing process, enhancing general well-being and maintaining health.

A Shiatsu treatment takes place through your clothing - ideally a loose, comfortable, preferably cotton top and loose fitting trousers - eg. a jogging tracksuit.