Shiatsu – what is it?
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese body work or massage, based on the theoretical framework of traditional chinese medicine. It includes massage with the fingers, thumbs and palms assisting in stretching, joint movement and mobilisation. A shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and sometimes pulse diagnosis to examine the patient. Shiatsu works on the whole person, taking into account the physical body as well as the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and improve immune system response, maintaining health and well being.
Treatments generally last 45mins to 1 hour. Patients come away feeling relaxed and invigorated, with no adverse affects.