Shiatsu massage therapy is a powerful form of energy-based bodywork. Shiatsu can effectively treat a range of musculo-skeletal and stress-related problems and can help prevent health problems arising.
Practitioners use their palms, elbows, knees and thumbs in a treatment session. Direct, firm and sustained pressure is applied slowly down the energy pathways that travel all over the body and through the muscles, connective tissue and organs. These pathways are called meridians or channels (derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine).
The type of sensations you will experience during a treatment session will depend on what your body needs at the time. Some people will experience instantaneous energy shifts while others may fall asleep. Your body guides the practitioner to the most effective way to treat you. Most people walk away from a good Shiatsu treatment feeling ‘changed’ and ‘lighter’. Shiatsu is a powerful way to facilitate your body’s own resources and inherent intelligence to heal itself. However, you don’t need to be suffering from anything to receive it. It is an ideal way for those who need to take some time out to rest and regenerate.
Shiatsu is a powerful form of energy-based bodywork and is clinically effective in a wide range of ailments including chronic and acute pain, chronic fatigue, cardiac and respiratory complaints, hypertension, gastro-intestinal disorders, menstrual disorders, musculoskeletal and stress-related problems. In addition to treating a wide range of specific health issues, it is deeply relaxing and can enhance one’s overall health and sense of well-being.