Shiatsu is Japanese in origin and works on the energy flow in the body. It uses finger-pressure massage along the acupuncture 'meridians' (the invisible energy channels in the body) to stretch, and open these channels, releasing any blocked energy and re-balancing the flow of energy throughout the body. This type of massage is done fully clothed and can be done on a specific point on the body or as a full body treatment.
Shiatsu is useful for treating a range of ailments, from acute to chronic from physical to emotional. It can treat structural problems such as bad necks, backs or poor posture, as well as conditions like menstrual difficulties, skin disorders, digestive problems and migraines or with more psychological issues such as depression or stress.
Shiatsu involves sharing with the masseuse any relevant issues so that the treatment can be tailored to you needs.