Shiatsu is a physical therapy that originates from Japan but has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Although shiatsu literally means ‘finger pressure’ in practice hands on touch, relaxed body weighted pressure and stretches are used to adjust the body and to balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can help to alleviate stress, tension, pain and to maintain a sense of vitality and well-being.
Shiatsu supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just on a physical level, but also on the pychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.
Shiatsu is usually done on a futon on the floor with the receiver wearing loose, comfortable clothing. It can also be adapted for treatment on a massage table and its principles can be applied in a seated, ergonomic chair, making it an ideal treatment for health and well-being in the workplace.