Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure” even though thumbs, palms, knees, elbows and sometimes feet are also used. This is a very “hands on” therapy that has been successfully used for more than 10 centuries.

Your treatment will take place on a futon mattress at floor level, during which you remain fully clothed (loose cotton clothing is preferable). Comfortable pressure is applied in either a rhythmic manner or as simple holds along specific lines on the body where the energy channels lie. Working with the same principles as acupuncture, these techniques harmonise the body’s energy to allow healing to take place.

Shiatsu can be helpful in the teatment of neck and back pain, respiratory and digestive disorders, emotional conditions, menstrual problems and skin conditions for people of all ages. In addition, it is beneficial in promoting a healthy pregnancy.


Marie Steadman

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