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What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork, whose origin lies in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The word shiatsu means “finger pressure”- as this is the main technique used in giving shiatsu. Pressure may also be applied to the body with the practitioners’ palms, thumbs, elbows and feet to promote the flow of energy through the body. The philosophy and treatment approach are similar to those of acupuncture as like acupuncture, Shiatsu works on the flow of energy that circulates through the body in specific channels or Meridians and uses some diagnostic methods but shiatsu does not use needles and the receiver remains clothed. Some people describe Shiatsu as “acupuncture without needles” or “massage with clothes on”.

A combination of pressure points, gentle stretching, holding techniques, palpation and relaxing movement are used to aid movement of Ki (energy) in the meridians – this helps to calm mind and body, improve body functions, and ease stiffness and tension .

Shiatsu is suitable for all ages and a wide range of conditions – each session is adapted to the individual.

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Common conditions which have been helped by Shiatsu:

* Back pain
* Headaches / Migraines
* Whiplash injuries and neck stiffness
* Joint pain and reduced motability
* Menstrual problems
* Digestive problems
* Asthmatic symptons
* Sports injuries
* Depression

What to expect in a session:-

Each session lasts approximately one hour. The first session may be slightly longer since your practitioner will take detailed case history to develop a complete picture of your health according to the principles of oriental medicine. The session usually takes place on a padded mat or futon at floor level, although it is possible to receive Shiatsu sitting on a chair if you are unable to lie down. The client stays fully clothed. Following a treatment, there can be a feeling of increased vitality and you may feel invigorated yet relaxed.

Benefits of Shiatsu:-

* It relaxes mind and body
* It restores and balances energy
* It eases tension and stiffness
* It improves breathing
* It improves posture
* It improves circulation
* It enhances well being
* It heals

Information Courtesy of
The Shiatsu Society
Eastlands Court
St Peter's Road
Rugby
CV21 3QP
Tel: 0845 130 4560
Fax: 01788 555052
Website: www.shiatsu.org
Email: admin@shiatsu.org