image13Shiatsu therapy is a unique, non-invasive manual therapy that stimulates the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies.

Literally translated, the word shiatsu means “finger pressure.” The therapy involves the systematic application of pressure, using the thumbs primarily, to different points on the soft tissues of the body in order to assess and treat a variety of conditions. A practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow.

Shiatsu can help in a wide range of conditions from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

Shiatsu Sessions are 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and can focus on specific areas or provide an overall head to toe tune up and relaxation. Sessions are easily done with clothes on. Wearing loose comfortable clothing is recommended.