Japanese Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of a body work, originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practise a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

  • Relaxation
  • Muscles stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Eyestrain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tiredness
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Stress
  • Poor digestion
  • Constipation
  • Poor circulation
  • Swelling

Check List

  • I am not sick, just exhausted.
  • I like my job but I work too much.
  • I spend almost all the time with my computer, I phone and Blackberry.
  • I have time to exercise once a month.
  • I have never been conscious of my posture.
  • I am not cold, but my hands and feet get cold easily.
  • I do not have any pain, but my body feels heavy or sore.
  • I do not know how to relax even at home.
  • My hand sometimes has a numbness in the morning.
  • I twisted my ankle long time ago.
If you checked more than three, we strongely recommend Shiatsu before you get pain.

What does shiatsu feel like?

The shiatsu therapist applies pressure using his or her fingers, thumbs, and/or palms in a continuous rhythmic sequence.

The pressure feels more localized, because unlike other types of massage, the finger pads are used to apply pressure for most of the treatment instead of the entire palm.

Certain pressure points may feel tender, which some people describe it as "good pain."

If you feel any discomfort or pain during the treatment, tell your therapist and he or she will adjust the pressure so that it is comfortable to you.