Shiatsu by

Kate

‘Everyone has a special place they store their tension, the same way everyone misspells the same words over and over’

What is Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a physical therapy which uses a combination of pressure points, gentle manipulation and stretching to re-energize weak areas and reduce tension in the body. Through applying sensitive, mindful, static touch with thumbs, fingers and palms, Shiatsu can affect the functioning of physical systems such as nervous, circulatory and respiratory, thus supporting the body’s own ability to  self-heal and promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being. 

Practical and accessible

Shiatsu is given through clothes, so is practical for everyday workplace and family settings without the need for privacy and extra room heating. Traditionally practiced on a futon at floor level. Please wear something comfortable and especially loose around the waist, like sweat pants and a long sleeve tee-shirt.

Shiatsu is safe and effective

Academic research indicates that Shiatsu is safe and can reduce a wide range of symptoms, improving quality of life and reducing dependency on medication. Shiatsu touch, in its stillness, depth and gentle compassion, is able to support the whole person.

What can shiatsu do?

There are so many ways that your body and mind can benefit from Shiatsu Therapy. Here are a few of them, call me to discuss if shiatsu can help you.
- Back pain
- Digestion related issues
- Stress and tension related problems
- Muscle and joint problems
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Insomnia/sleep related issues
- Anxiety/emotional imbalance
- Headaches/migraine
- Decreases depressive symptoms
- Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers
- Menstruation and menopause symptoms

The things you are passionate about are not random they are your calling.

by Fabienne Fredrickson