Shiatsu is a form of deeply relaxing Japanese massage and bodywork / physical therapy whose aim is to support your body’s ability for self-healing and recovery.
Drawing on the principles of oriental medicine and western anatomy, physiology and physical therapies such as physiotherapy, Shiatsu treatments are commonly sought for back, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries and the effects of stress on the body and mind. It is often used for relief from headaches, migraines, arthritis, insomnia, anxiety, menstrual problems and general feelings of ill health.
Shiatsu uses a range of techniques – pressure, rubbing, stretching, gentle manipulation and joint mobilisation to work on the physical body and at an energy level to promote wellbeing. Shiatsu is a profoundly relaxing and rejuvenating experience and regular sessions may help to prevent the build-up of stress. For people working in high stress jobs Shiatsu can be an approach that not only helps to alleviate the physical effects of stress but also supports a deep mental relaxation.
Shiatsu onsite chair massage is commonly used in the workplace to address the effects of stress. See onsite massage for more information.