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.

Shiatsu finger pressure

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 is known to help reduce stress in the body system and contribute to overall health and wellbeing. It is possible to treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions on the physical, emotional and spiritual level.  

Shiatsu Effect

Shiatsu helps treating acute and chronic troubles such as:

Musculoskeletal tensions, pains and restrictions 

Headaches, migraine

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. 


Shiatsu Treatment