Shiatsu

I qualified as a Zen Shiatsu Practitioner at The London College of Shiatsu in 2006. I love Shiatsu, I love to practice it and recieve it. I have an extensive set of clients and I see people with a very varied set of requirements, for example chronic illness, pain, stress or fatigue. I use my skills and knowledge of Shiatsu to provide a relaxing and enjoyable treatment for my clients, helping them to calm their minds, ease their muscular tension and to heal their underlying cause of a condition. Regular sessions of Shiatsu have helped me to be both mentally and physically stronger and to overcome chronic illness

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu in Japanese means, ‘Finger pressure’. We all know of the healing power of touch. In Shiatsu we use gentle pressure applied by fingers, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet to massage and manipulate the body in order to promote the free flow of energy (ki in Japanese). If ki does not flow properly imbalances occur leading to ailments and disease. Shiatsu works to balance the flow of energy, helping to improve symptoms, relax the mind and strengthen the immune system.

What happens in a session?

A session lasts about an hour, but longer on the first session, as a case history needs to be taken. The client lies fully clothed on a padded mat on the floor. The practitioner uses gentle touch and pressure on the client in order to restore good health and relaxation.

Who responds well to Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a very relaxing, calming treatment to receive. It is given through clothing and is suitable for all ages. Shiatsu helps to maintain good physical and mental health.

How many treatments will I need?

At their first appointment a client’s condition will be assessed and a treatment plan discussed. An initial recommendation of 4 to 6 treatments is common with further long-term treatment recommended depending on the symptoms and severity of the case. Recovery and becoming healthier is a step-by-step process. The longer the symptoms have been experienced the longer it may take to address the imbalance in order to restore good health.

What do I wear?

For comfort and ease of movement wear loose clothing.

What will a session cost?

£50 per session

For further information: www.shiatsusociety.org