What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a form of bodywork originating in Japan and based on traditional Chinese medicine. Shiatsu literally means ‘finger pressure’.

The practitioner uses gentle non-intrusive pressure using their palms, fingers, knees, elbows or feet. Holding and stretching techniques are also used and these techniques combined encourage adjustments to the body’s physical structure, and balance its energy flow.

It is a holistic therapy and works on the person as a whole, including the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of the receiver. It supports health and well-being and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

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