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Shiatsu

What is Shiatsu?

  • Plants seed of positivity
  • Lifts inner levels of wellbeing
  • Good for correcting posture
  • Good for dealing with aches and pains

Shiatsu is a form of natural bodywork that uses touch to affect the body’s internal vital energy. It involves pressure on acupuncture points in order to balance the body’s energy and promote good health. The word Shiatsu means simply ‘finger pressure’ but pressure can also be applied with other parts of the hand as well as the elbows, knees and feet.

the 12 meridians

It is a unique combination of classical oriental medical theory and a rich living tradition of folk medicine. Based on the observation that the body and mind are interrelated and function as one. It is understood that life energy known as Ki flows through the body along a network of non-physical pathways or channels known as Meridians. The fundamental idea of Shiatsu being that good health is dependent on freely flowing and balanced life energy.

Each Meridian is linked to an organ or psycho-physical function and its Ki can be located at certain points along its path, these are the acupuncture points known as tsubos.

Shiatsu’s strength is as a preventative therapy and is particularly effective when used in conjunction with diet and life style.

Given regularly Shiatsu will build and strengthen the body and continually help it to heal itself