About Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy that originates from Japan. Literally translated Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure.’ Although there is a lot of finger & thumb pressure there are also a number of other techniques I use to give a full body treatment.

Shiatsu is a funny one to explain. Some people say it’s like Reflexology for the whole body or like Acupuncture without the needles.

Shiatsu is a relaxing and enjoyable treatment to experience. It is gentle but powerful. You may feel like bot much has happened in the treatment but feel changes or shifts in symptoms afterwards.

Suitable for all the idea is to balance the energies within the body to give a sense of alignment & flexibility, flow & rhythm.

Shiatsu uses the same lines of energy (meridians) & pressure points as Acupuncture, using thumbs on the points, instead of needles & working the whole meridian.

Shiatsu is given on a futon mat on the floor & the client is fully clothed. This allows it to be a physical treatment when appropriate. It can be given on a couch or chair if necesary.

Each Shiatsu is tailored to that particular client, on that particular day. Every treatment is different & because it is specific it can be a very satisfying form of massage.

Shiatsu is a relaxing experience, the client may well feel deep rest & quiet. Afterwards the client may feel a sense of invigoration or feel energised.

You may like to go to the Shiatsu society website for the information they have about Shiatsu.


A session is an hour long which includes a short consultation with at least 40 minutes of hands-on treatment.

I work in Exwick, Exeter. My practice is easy to get to by car & by public transport. I also have a pop up clinic in Exmouth.

It is best not to eat a large meal in the couple of hours before a treatment & to wear comfortable clothing.

At the end of the treatment the client may feel a little ‘spaced out’ & there is time to come round before heading off.

Fees – a session costs £50 which is payable by cash or bank transfer.

Cost can always be discussed if needs be.

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