Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese therapy, which treats deep into the muscles, joints and energy of the body.
It uses the Chinese energy meridian system and works with specific acupressure points and the body’s energetic pathways. Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person not just as a physical body, but also as a psychological, emotional and spiritual being.
Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can help with a wide range of conditions helping to alleviate stress and illness and helping you to be the best you can be!
Treatments vary between individuals depending on the person’s unique energetic balance and needs. Some sessions may be very physical and invigorating while others may be tranquil and deeply relaxing. After a shiatsu treatment you may feel calm, balanced, relaxed and energised ready to face the world.
Emma’s shiatsu is truly amazing. I can always feel the deep relaxation, the sensation of being able to let go and just be. Her touch is compassionate and understanding, generous and peaceful, time and place loose their relevance. Apart from her excellent skills of dealing with imbalances of the body-mind and by inviting transformation to take place, her treatments always make me feel coming home to myself and at the same time being open to the interconnectedness of all beings. Thank you, Emma! – Marina
What to expect:
Shiatsu is applied through clothes on a futon mat on the floor. It is best to wear loose warm clothing and comfortable trousers. Sessions normally last for an hour.
It is important to avoid eating a heavy meal before the session and is a good idea to avoid strenuous or stressful activities immediately after.
Shiatsu has a cumulative effect so a short course of treatments, spaced out according to your needs, offers the maximum benefit.