Where East meets West.
Shiatsu is a traditional art/form of bodywork that migrated from Japan to Europe gaining popularity in the 1970’s. Practitioners today have adopted a wide range of different styles that blend modern scientific thought and practices, with a more holistic and proactive approach to health and wellbeing. Modern day Shiatsu achieves the expected professional standards that are necessary, without compromising on its authentic invitation for healing to occur.
By applying pressure to specific points on the body, tension can be released allowing physiological changes to occur, these changes enable the bodies own healing mechanisms to be restored. This restoration can be applied to the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual aspects of your being.
Other techniques, some unique to Shiatsu, which can involve stretching or rotating particular muscles or tendons, often bring relief to many physical complaints such as: back pain, joint pain and stiffness. After a number of sessions improvements to mobility and posture are often experienced.
A Shiatsu session always treats the whole body making it particularly effective in aiding the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
More specific techniques that offer gentle reassurance are used when approaching complaints such as menstrual, digestive, or breathing problems. Equally sensitive areas like the neck, head and face respond particularly well to Shiatsu when seeking relief from say a migraine or a whiplash injury.
Many people seek Shiatsu as a way of avoiding or preventing illness, some of my clients have been receiving Shiatsu on a monthly basis for years, others come for Shiatsu when they are just feeling out of sorts!