Shiatsu is an ancient traditional Japanese form of therapeutic massage using pressure points to stimulate the body's own healing processes. The therapist will tailor your treatment specifically for you using Japanese methods of diagnosis.
What will happen during a treatment?
You will be clothed for most of your treatment, (though light, loose and comfortable clothing is advised). A shiatsu massage is given at floor level to allow comfort for the patient and ease of work for the therapist.
You will begin lying on your front so that the therapist can treat your back, firstly working on your muscles and then on particular points according to your requirements. You will then turn over and the therapist, beginning with the abdomen, will continue your Shiatsu massage. A facial massage including pressure points will conclude your treatment.
Shiatsu massage is wonderfully relaxing so you should find that you are carrying less tension in your body and feel much calmer after a treatment. Most conditions need only 7-8 sessions for treatment.
What Shiatsu can do to help you
Shiatsu can help alleviate the symptoms of many issues, including:
- Hay fever and other allergies
About your therapist
Sarah Taylor, is the Shiatsu Therapist here at The Treatment Room. Sarah will be available for Shiatsu consultations from March 2009
For information on Sarah's therapies and Energy Healing courses, see also