What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a form of bodywork originating in Japan. It can help with stress, back pain and sports injuries, as well as being a general restorative and truly relaxing experience.
The principles of Shiatsu are rooted in the traditions of oriental medicine using similar energy channels and points as acupuncture, but using non-invasive touch, pressure, stretching and mobilisation techniques.
What can I expect?
Each hour-long session will begin with your practitioner taking a case history – asking questions about your medical history, aches and pains and sleep patterns. This allows your practitioner to give you a treatment appropriate to your needs, constitution and energy levels.
Treatments take place on a futon, and you’ll need to wear loose clothes – tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts are ideal. It’s best not to eat heavily during the two hours before your treatment.
To view a treatment, click on the link in the left hand panel.
How will I feel after a treatment?
You may feel deeply relaxed, calm, refreshed and grounded. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water to help smooth the flow of changes through your system, and avoid alcohol and strenuous or stressful activities.