Shiatsu Therapy

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.Shiatsu, Japanese for finger pressure, is a form of bodywork based on the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu therefore shares much of its background theory with acupuncture and incorporates western medicine principles of anatomy, physiology and pathology. In shiatsu, no needles

are used; instead, pressure is applied to the body on specific points and along the body’s energetic meridians or pathways. Pressure can be applied by the therapist’s thumbs, palms, elbows or knees moving from one point to another in a rhythmic sequence and gentle guided stretches are often incorporated.

Shiatsu therapy is known to reduce stress, boost the immune system, aid with digestive issues, and fatigue and enhance physical vitality and emotional well-being. It is performed through loose, comfortable clothing and no oils are used, so please remember to bring a pair of loose pants/shorts and a shirt to your next treatment.