Zen Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing traditional Japanese healing therapy. Similar to acupuncture, it works on the body's vital energy (known as 'Ki' or 'Chi'), and by harmonising the flow of this energy promotes better health and strengthens the body's own self healing abilities. Shiatsu therapy is a healing art which draws its theory and techniques from both traditional Oriental Medicine and from Western massage practice.
Shiatsu helps to relax the muscles, tone up the circulatory and lymphatic systems, improve suppleness and flexibility in the joints and assists the functioning of the internal organs.
Shiatsu has a deeply relaxing effect on the body, calms the mind and produces an
overall feeling of well-
The techniques of Shiatsu involve stretching and pressure. The pressure is focused on acupuncture points on the meridians. Meridians are the energy pathways which carry Ki to the internal organs and throughout the body. Pressure applied may range from being very gentle to deeper stimulation using thumbs, fingers and sometimes elbows and knees.
Shiatsu has been found to be effective in the treatment of common ailments such as
headaches, back and neck pain, digestive and menstrual disorders and stress related
problems. It can also be used as a preventative treatment, to monitor and regulate
a person's overall health, and in addition has been found to benefit more serious
conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, and Arthritis. Being a holistic
therapy, Shiatsu looks at the individual from physical, emotional, psychological
and spiritual points of view, and advice on posture, exercise, diet, self-
Sessions are carried out in full clothing, on a futon at floor level. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
Sessions cost £45 per hour.