Shiatsu is a form of massage therapy that originates from Japan. Literally translated Shiatsu means ‘thumb pressure.’
Shiatsu massage uses a number of different massage techniques including thumbing, palming, stretches & rotations of joints. It can be quite a strong & physical massage or a quite & gentle massage, it is tailored to the clients needs.
Shiatsu massage is given on a mat on the floor, it can be given in a seated position, or on a massage chair. It is always given through clothes. It is relaxing & also energizing. It is enjoyable & satisfying.
Shiatsu massage is suitable for all & can be helpful for a whole number of complaints & issues. It is good for stress & sleep. I have had success with clients who have come with back, neck, hip & knee pain. I have had clients with chronic pain, emotional distress, headaches, Siatica, digestion issues & work stress.
A Shiatsu treatment is roughly an hour long, with a consultation at the beginning & at least 40-45 minutes hands on massage. I work in a quiet practice room in Exwick, Exeter, Devon. Do have a look at the other pages on this site for more information & get in tiuch with any questions.