What can Shiatsu do?
Shiatsu is a hands’ on treatment, which is both stimulating
and relaxing. It is not just a form of massage but uses diagnostic
techniques so that each treatment is tailored to the needs of the
individual. Shiatsu is often called “acupuncture with the
fingers” and it is performed through light clothing.
Shiatsu has been recognised as a bona fide type of manipulative
therapy in Japan for almost 100 years. It was first called “Anma” and
was regulated by the Government. To avoid the constant regulation,
some practitioners changed the name to “SHIATSU” and
thus it came into being. There are now three forms of legally recognised
manipulative therapies in Japan – Anma, Western Massage and
What to expect from a treatment
There are three main features to a treatment: -
I will apply relaxed perpendicular pressure, using my fingers,
thumbs and sometimes knees and elbows on key points (Tsubos) and
areas on the body.
Gently stretch limbs to release or stimulate
Rotate and mobilise joints to relax and release them.
All of these are done with the client in control.
can help with many health, mind, body and spirit problems and
with life’s changes such as pregnancy. From getting the
body balanced ready to conceive, through the process of
change in the trimesters to turning the baby for birth and starting
And it’s also great for post natal, helping Mum to
come back to a balanced state and ready to cope with a