What is Shiatsu Massage / Acupressure?

Shiatsu is a holistic health care treatment that incorporates acupressure, meridian muscle stretching and muscle exercises.

Shiatsu originated thousands of years ago in Japan. It has since been influenced by modern medicine but relies on the traditional Chinese healing principles of chi (energy flow), meridians and acupoints.

When you are healthy, chi flows freely throughout your body. However, when your body is imbalanced by poor diet, caffeine, alcohol and stress, the flow can be blocked or excessive in various places.

Our specialist shiatsu therapist will apply healing pressure through their fingers, thumbs, palms, elbows and forearms. This pressure promotes energy flow, releases tension and treats any imbalances within the body.  Treatment can also include gentle manipulation of the limbs and joints, realignment and muscle release.

Shiatsu is based on the idea that your body is self-healing and encouraging its natural resources to facilitate the flow of chi.

How can shiatsu / acupressure help me?

Shiatsu is a holistic treatment that promotes healing throughout your entire body. It is non-invasive and suitable for people of all ages.

Shiatsu can:

  • Relieve tension and stress
  • Aid digestion
  • Treat insomnia
  • Relieve muscle and joint pain
  • Improve symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, sciatica and migraines.

In addition to treating these ailments, shiatsu is amazing for your overall health and wellbeing. It is a deeply relaxing treatment that calms both your mind and body.

What can I expect in a shiatsu / acupressure appointment?

During your initial consultation your shiatsu therapist will discuss your medical history, any pain or discomfort and emotional stressors. Your state of chi will be assessed, and any imbalances noted so that a program can be tailored to your needs.

Your therapist will use special techniques to relieve muscle tensions and redistribute the flow of chi around the body. These techniques may include:

  • Manual massage therapy – applying varying pressure through the fingers, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet.
  • Stretching exercises
  • Muscle release techniques

They will focus particularly on areas that are causing you trouble but apply techniques to the entire body so that a holistic state of health is achieved.

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