Shiatsu Treatments


Shiatsu is a traditional form of therapy from Japan. By balancing the flow of energy in the meridians, Shiatsu can relieve many conditions, help prevent the build-up of stress, and restore vitality and well-being. Literally translated as ‘finger pressure’, Shiatsu uses comfortable pressure from the thumbs and palms applied to the energy channels and points in the body. Given through loose, comfortable clothing, Shiatsu may also include gentle stretches and rotations of the limbs and joints.

You can read some available research on Shiatsu by following this link.


A Shiatsu treatment takes approximately one hour. Extra time will be needed on the first visit so that a detailed case history can be taken. The Shiatsu practitioner uses a variety of techniques to determine which energy pathways (meridians) in the body are blocked and which are depleted or low in energy.

The treatment usually takes place on a padded mat or futon on the floor. However, if the floor is not suitable for you, the treatment may be given in a chair or on a plinth. Following the treatment, recommendations may be given on gentle exercise and changes to lifestyle or dietary patterns to support health and well-being.

The number of treatments required will depend on your general state of health and the acute or chronic nature of the conditions needing help.

Your practitioner will be able to advise at the first consultation

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Shiatsu relieves:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Backache
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Digestive problems
  • Menstrual problems
  • Joint pain
  • Reduced mobility
  • Fatigue and insomnia


  • Calming, grounding and deeply relaxing for body and mind
  • Helps to restore and rebalance energy levels
  • Creates a sense of well-being
  • Helps to prevent and relieve many conditions
  • Relieves stiffness and tension, improves posture
  • Helps clear toxins from the body
  • Improves immunity