Shiatsu is a therapeutic bodywork from Japan. It translates as „finger pressure“ and is also called „the art of touch“. Shiatsu works to alleviate conditions, restore balance, and promote health.
Performed through light clothing lying down on a futon it uses non-invasive, manual techniques such as pressure with hand, thumb and elbow, kneading, tapping, stretching and rotation. Through this practice on the meridians and other body parts the vital Qi of the body is accessed and stimulated, allowing it to regulate and flow more freely.
Shiatsu helps treating acute and chronic troubles such as:
Musculoskeletal tensions, pains and restrictions
Insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety
Gastro-intestinal dysfunctions, digestive problems, eating disorders
Burn-out, depression, fatigue, listlessness
Menstrual problems, menopause
During pregnancy and postnatal time
After illness and operation supporting healing and regeneration
Emotional distress, crisis and trauma
Support during phases of change (job, relationship, way of life)
Keeping up health and well-being.
You can find current and published research on the UK Shiatsu Society website.