Benefits of Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience, that brings awareness to your whole body and your mind. Shiatsu reconnects you with your breath.
Through a Shiatsu treatment and the applied pressure on the meridians, stagnant energy is moved and energy blocks cleared, which can bring the body back into balance.

Clients who come with specific ailments like chronic back or joint pain, may feel relief of symptoms for 2-4 days after only one Shiatsu session. But it is recommended for chronic conditions to come weekly for an agreed period of time, to give the body the chance to feel pain free longer. Conditions that have developed over a period of months to years, will need time to show a stable improvement. This is best achieved through repeated treatments and self care.
Clients with acute conditions may find relief after just a few treatments. From the beginning of a Shiatsu treatment immediate positive effects should be noticeable.

After a Shiatsu treatment physical flare-ups such as muscular soreness or tiredness are possible too and can last from a couple of hours to two days before improvements occur. Unexpected reactions such as headaches or heavy menstrual flow may be part of a so called ‘healing crisis’ which can appear as tensions or imbalances work their way out of your body. If such symptoms last longer than 48 hours, please inform your Shiatsu practitioner.

Individually created treatment plans, including lifestyle changes, diet recommendations, daily body exercises and possible herbal supplementation, can be put together when working on specific symptoms, ailments or health goals.

Shiatsu can be positive for people with depression. Regular Shiatsu treatments can lead to a state of being where body and mind are integrated and supported. The mind can become the observer of perceptions, sensations, thoughts and feelings. In this way Shiatsu can support emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.

Conditions that respond well to Shiatsu include:

  • back-and neck pain
  • sciatica
  • shoulder tension or old injuries
  • stiffness of the joints (Arthritis)
  • muscle pain (Fibromyalgia)
  • insomnia
  • anxiety & depression
  • low energy
  • fatigue
  • headaches and migraines
  • OOS (occupational overuse syndrome),
  • premenstrual and menopausal problems
  • pregnancy (pre-/postnatal) – during conception/IVF treatment
  • digestion / irritable bowel syndrome

Shiatsu is great in pregnancy and can help the mother with overall stamina, promote relaxation and help relieve the common symptoms that often occur, such as morning sickness, lower back pain, sciatica, leg pain, constipation, heartburn, bloating and swelling. Shiatsu can be very positive for the mother child relationship before and after birth and may let you cope better with the birthing process and help reduce the pain during labour.

Treatment positions and areas being treated are flexible, safe and beneficial, and it is ensured that you are comfortable at all times. Shiatsu can also be used to stimulate labour, if certain points are treated.

Regular Shiatsu treatments fortnightly or monthly can improve your self awareness, energy levels, reduce pain, keep you in a physically and emotionally balanced state. Regular Shiatsu can be an integrated part of your health maintenance programme.