Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese therapy. The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that Qi our bodys' vital energy flows throughout series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons things may happen to upset the smooth flow of Qi, causing blockages or dams in some areas, and weaknesses or stagnant pools in others. These blockages or weaknesses in turn may lead to physical symptoms, to psychological or emotional disturbances, or simply to a feeling that things are just not quite right.


How it works

Shiatus incorporates gentle pressure along meridians or on tsubos (pressure points) with stretching and joint manipulation to restore the flow of Qi. This assists the body's natural healing process and promotes general wellbeing.

Shiatus can help in a wide range of conditions  from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.


 Your Treatment 

Each session includes a confidential consultation following the principles of oriental medicine. The client remains fully clothed (wear loose clothing) and the treatment takes place on a futon, therapy chair or couch. Each session last between 60-90minutes.

Guidelines for receiving shiatsu

  • Loose comfortable clothing is required(sweatshirt, tracksuit trousers and cotton socks)
  • Do not eat heavily in the two hoursprior to treatment
  • Do not drink alcohol before or aftertreatment
  • Drink plenty of water to smooth theflow of changes through the system
  • Relax after your treatment

Shiatsu for fertility

Trying to conceive can be an emotional and stressful time. Shiatsu can be beneficial for both partners to encourage relaxation and general wellbeing.

Shiatsu for pregnancy

Shiatsu can help with relaxation throughout pregnancy with relaxation and muscular aches. Client must be over the first trimenster.

Shiatsu for childbirth

One of the most anxiuos times for the mum, Shiatsu in childbirth can help muscular aches and relax and prepare the mum for labour. Inducing pressure points can be used to enhance the labour and help it flow more freely, available after the expected due date.

Shiatsu for post natal

After the pregnancy extra loving care is needed for the new mum. Shiatsu helps new mums cope with the changes a new baby brings through relaxation and restoring an emotional balance.

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