Restoring health by harmonising the body’s energy flow

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese therapy that literally translated means ‘finger pressure’. Like acupuncture, shiatsu works on pressure points and meridians, or energy pathways. But instead of needles, a shiatsu practitioner uses their fingers, thumbs and sometimes elbows, knees, hands and feet to massage pressure points and meridians, restoring balance to the flow of vital energy, or Qi, in the body.

Your practitioner will consult you about your general health, lifestyle and any particular symptoms. You’ll then lie down on a padded mattress on the floor or sit in a chair. Wear loose, comfortable clothing as you’ll remain fully clothed. Depending on your symptoms and energy levels, your therapist will use a number of techniques ranging from gentle palm holding and finger pressure to more dynamic stretches and rotations.

Please contact our Shiatsu therapist CarineĀ