Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese physical therapy which uses a combination of pressure points, gentle manipulation and stretching. By applying sensitive, mindful, static touch with thumbs, fingers and palms, Shiatsu affects the functioning of physical systems such as nervous, circulatory and respiratory. Shiatsu supports the body’s innate self-healing abilities and promotes a deep experience of relaxation and well-being.

‘Shiatsu touch, in its stillness, depth and gentle compassion, is able to support the whole person.’ Shiatsu Society UK

Watch a video on Shiatsu here

SHIATSU is applied fully clothed on a futon mat on the floor, a massage couch or a specifically designed massage chair.

We recommend Shiatsu for conditions such as:
musculo-skeletal pains/stiffness

  • Arthritis
  • Injuries
  • Fatigue
  • General weakness
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Respirator issues
  • Issues with the gastrointestinal system
  • Imbalances of the nervous system
  • Allergies
  • Fertility or menstruation issues
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • depression

What to expect during a Shiatsu treatment

Sarah will check in with how you are on the day and see what you are wanting to get out of the session. Wearing loose, comfortable clothing, you will remain fully clothed throughout. You will lie on a comfortable futon mat on the floor and be supported with pillows so that you can relax fully. If you are unable to lie on the floor then a massage table or chair will be used. Commonly, Sarah will start the treatment with a gentle palpation around your abdomen as a diagnostic tool to assess which areas have blockages or weaknesses. The treatment will flow into a combination of pressure on meridian (energy) lines and acupressure points around the body with stretches and gentle manipulation. Sarah will check in with you and ask for feedback on how you are feeling to help tailor the session. You may be given some dietary, exercise or other advice to help support the continued effects of the session. Sarah will advise you on the best course of frequency for further treatments.

Academic research (Long 2007) indicates that Shiatsu is safe and can reduce a wide range of symptoms, improving quality of life and reducing dependency on medication. Benefits include…

  • Reducing pain in muscles and joints
  • Improving sleep
  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Improving posture
  • Feeling energy moving or blockages being released
  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Feeling relaxed or calmer
  • Increased energy
  • More able to cope with things
  • More balanced

Book an appointment with Sarah

Prices:

£55 for 60 minutes
£82 for 90 minutes