What Is Shiatsu
Shiatsu is a dynamic hands-on healing system, originating in Japan, which uses the power of touch, pressure and gentle stretching techniques to balance the body’s energy system, our emotions and the functions of our internal organs. Based on Oriental Medicine Theory (like acupuncture), Shiatsu can help in a wide range of conditions – from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing, yet invigorating therapy and regular shiatsu can help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives. Shiatsu is a lovely nourishing therapy to have during pregnancy and can be performed in side-lying position. Many of the stretching techniques employed are very similar to Thai yoga massge.
Benefits of Shiatsu
- Eases tension and stiffness
- Improves breathing and posture
- Restores and balances energy
- Relaxes mind and body
- Improves circulation
- Enhances wellbeing
Common conditions helped by Shiatsu
- Back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Whiplash injuries and neck stiffness
- Menstrual problems
- Joint pain and reduced mobility
- Sports injuries
- Digestive problems
The Shiatsu therapist is Fiona Carson MRSS and we are based in Theale, near Reading in Berkshire.
Massaging will stretch and manipulate muscles and this will increase nutrients and blood flow to the area, whilst efficiently removing waste and lactic acid from the muscles.