Often people ask me exactly what Shiatsu is & if it like having a massage. It is a hands on therapy but has a very different approach from massage.
Shiatsu comes from Japan & uses massage techniques but it is always given through clothes & generally on a futon mat on the floor.
Shiatsu works the same pressure points & meridians (lines of energy) that Acupuncture & Acupressure use. It works to balance the energies in the body.
Shiatsu can result in higher energy levels, relaxation & deeper sleep. It can help with anxiety & stress & has been shown to have long time health benefits.
Photos can help show what Shiatsu involves.