Shiatsu was developed in Japan and is based on traditional 3500-year-old oriental medical wisdom. The word translates literally as ‘finger pressure’, but in practice, the thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet are used to apply pressure to various parts of the body. Pressure can be gentle or firm, depending on the condition being treated.

Treatment may also include the use of flowing stretches and gentle rotations of the limbs and joints, simple structural alignments and muscle release techniques. On a physical level this has the effect of stimulating circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid. It also works on the autonomic nervous system; helps to release toxins and deep-seated tension from the muscles, and can also stimulate the hormonal system. On a subtler level shiatsu allows the receiver to deeply relax, stimulating the body’s inherent ability for self-healing and regeneration.

Conditions that can respond well to shiatsu treatment include:

  • allergies

  • arthritis

  • asthma

  • back, neck and shoulder pain

  • constipation

  • depression

  • digestive problems

  • fatigue

  • headaches and migraine
  • insomnia

  • menstrual issues

  • RSI

  • sciatica

  • sports injuries

  • stress


$60.00 for 1hr