What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a body therapy which is similar to Acupuncture and without needles! Using acupoints and meridians, Shiatsu aims to balance and underpin the innate healing power of the body, mind and spirit.
Rooted in the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu is part of an ancient medical system which also combines Physiotherapy. It is commonly performed on a futon on the floor although it can also be done on a massage table if more comfortable. Typically, the body will be stretched, mobilised and rotated and then pressure is applied to significant points. Everything is done in accordance with your comfort and safety and no two sessions are alike, given that we, along with everything else, are constantly changing!
The tiredness and pain in my arm is much reduced and my lungs feel clearer and stronger.
Sally also gave me some targeted exercises to help activate some mobility which hadn't returned after hip surgery last year. This is beginning to produce results.
I highly and confidently recommend Sally as your self-shiatsu therapist."⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Sandra Whitehouse (former T'ai Chi teacher)
( Aug 19)
The Shiatsu Society
Click Here is a good source of information about Shiatsu.
Shiatsu is preceded by quite a lengthy interview where a clients health needs are assessed according to a particular philosophy which is largely based on the observation of nature and which has remained unchanged for thousands of years.
Usually, a specific Qigong form - a series of movements - are prescribed and are to be performed daily in between sessions.
Sally has practised Shiatsu for 20 years and has taken it into palliative care and cancer centres as well as the NHS and corporations