Has its origins in China and Japan over a thousand years ago. Literally it
means finger pressure. Modern Shiatsu also includes skilful manipulation of
soft tissue and mobilisation of joints. The following are just some of the
conditions which can be effectively treated using Shiatsu.
Tension and pain in back and neck muscles
Anxiety and depression
General aches and pains
Shiatsu is similar to physiotherapy and could be described as acupuncture
without the needles.
Applying pressure with the thumbs to specific points on the body, and using
controlled stretches and rotations of the limbs alleviates a wide range of
Shiatsu is carried out on a padded mat on the floor with the recipient fully
clothed; loose cotton clothing (track suit or similar) is ideal.