Shiatsu uses finger pressure to correspond with the energy
lines in your body. The principles are taken from acupuncture
but do not use needles. The aim is to balance the energies within
your body that become unbalanced when you become ill or to help
maintain their healthy follow. Shiatsu encourages your body's
own healing process. Therefore, it is useful as a preventative
measure and as a form of relaxation. It is used to help a number
of ailments, including, headaches, digestive problems, depression,
tension and aches and pains.
During a session the therapist will ask about your medical
history, lifestyle and take your pulse. From this they will make
a diagnosis. The therapist will spend approximately one hour
attending to your treatment. This is usually a relaxing experience.
Chinese herbs are sometime suggested and used alongside Shiatsu
to reinforce the treatment and help with any diagnosed ailments.
A number of treatments may be required.
The professional association for Shiatsu is, The Shiatsu Society
(UK). Here you can gain further information and names of registered
The Shiatsu Society (UK), Eastlands Court, St Peters Rd, Rugby,
Warwickshire, CV21 3QP.
Tel: 01788 555051
Fax: 01788 555052
or visit their web site: www.shiatsu.org