In the first session, I will ask you some questions about your health, well-being and what you want from the sessions. This will help me decide what type of treatment you need and rule out any contraindications to having a Shiatsu treatment. I will also ask you to sign a consent form to consent to receiving a treatment. This whole process may take anything from 20-30 minutes.
After this, you will be asked to lie down on a traditional Japanese futon mat. If you are unable to lie on a futon mat then Shiatsu can also be given on a massage couch or on a chair. I will ensure that you are comfortable and will then use a Shiatsu diagnostic tool that involves gently palpating your abdomen with my fingers. I may also ask to look at your tongue. After this the treatment shall begin and will last for approximately 1 hour. So your first appointment will last for approximately 1½ hours in total.
In follow up sessions I will check in with you to see how you have been since the last time you attended and if there are any changes to your health. I will again gently palpate your abdomen and then carry out your treatment and this appointment will take approximately 1 hour. I may give dietary and lifestyle advice as appropriate to support the treatments being received.