: A treatment session lasts about one hour. You come wearing loose comfortable clothing and lie down on a comfortable mat on the floor In a shiatsu session I massage, apply pressure with thumbs, fingertips palms, elbows, knees, and feet. I will stretch you along the meridian lines ,gently rotate and manipulate your joints, hold specific pressure points. We'll finish with a series of adjustments. It's a whole body treatment and most people feel a deep sense of relaxation and relief during a session. It's also very energising. You can expect a very good night's sleep and improved body function after a Shiatsu treatment. You'll feel great !
at the end of a session we'll assess what's happened and you'll receive feedback and perhaps homework consisting of simple exercise to support the process We'll discuss whether you want to continue and outline a plan . In my experience it takes at 6-10 regular sessions to get a result that is lasting. Having said that ,a session on its own is a rewarding experience
What its good for: Shiatsu helps a wide range of problems. Stress, stiff muscles, sore shoulders, IBS, immune system problems, sciatica and other low back pain, neck pain, dance injury, most types of chronic pain: just about any condition that can be helped by osteopathy, acupuncture physiotherapy, or massage can be helped with shiatsu. In cases of serious illness shiatsu relieves pain, and helps maintain muscle tone as well as restoring normal bodily functions.