Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure Massage)

What Is Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure Massage)

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 (or Japanese Acupressure) massage 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 massage.

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
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression/anixety
To see and hear more about this therapy follow this link to an informative video
Our Shiatsu therapist is Fiona Carson MRSS  there is more information about Fiona on our Team Page. We are based in Theale, near Reading in Berkshire. Call us today to make an appointment with Fiona.
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