What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese form of body work, based on the principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine.
The practitioner uses a variety of techniques to discover the best form of treatment to restore health.
Shiatsu is done on a mat on the floor, and you remain fully-clothed throughout the treatment. A series of joint rotations, stretches and pressure help to restore your body’s balance and sense of well-being. This, in turn, will calm and slow your mind and emotions to give a fully holistic result. Regular shiatsu can also be considered preventative and will support and maintain a healthy system.
It is best if you can allow yourself time after the treatment to rest and relax. This will allow your body to continue the healing process and will give a longer term result.
Practitioners undergo a rigorous three year training covering all aspects of Shiatsu and Traditional Oriental Medicine. They will then receive a Diploma in Shiatsu, which qualifies them as a Shiatsu Practitioner and allows them to join the Shiatsu Society.