Shiatsu therapy services in Bath, Bristol, Exeter and Salisbury
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art. It can help in a wide range of conditions – from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.
Common conditions which can be helped by Shiatsu include:
- back pain
- headaches, migraines
- whiplash injuries and neck stiffness
- joint pain and reduced mobility
- menstrual problems
- digestive problems
- asthmatic symptoms
- sports injuries
Background to Shiatsu
The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that vital energy (known as Ki in Japanese) flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons Ki can stop flowing freely and this then produces a symptom.
Your Shiatsu practitioner will consider your state of health, the symptoms you are experiencing and, depending on your constitution and general energy levels, will use a variety of techniques to improve your energy flow. These may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on the meridians and, when appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches.
Reference: The Shiatsu Society http://www.shiatsusociety.org