What is Shiatsu Massage?
Shiatsu is a bodywork treatment, practiced through clothing on a futon on the floor. Unlike regular massage I offer a pressure touch, sinking into the body rather than gliding over the skin. I use my hands, elbows, knees and sometimes feet to work contact the dynamic life source energy (Qi, Ki or Prana) alongside stretches and limb rotations to open, connect and create space and movement within the body.
Shiatsu works by treating the whole person, rather than focussing on single ailment or point of discomfort. Through the simple power of touch, Shiatsu engages the body's innate wisdom and healing resources to bring integration and transformation.
Although deeply satisfying at a physical level, Shiatsu is not just a physical treatment as it includes the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of being.
What should I expect from Shiatsu Massage Session?
When you come to me for your Shiatsu we would spend some time discussing how you feel in your body, how you’ve been since the last session and what you want from the treatment. The rest of the time is devoted to the Shiatsu itself.
Shiatsu treatments can feel very pleasant and relaxing. They can also bring you into relationship with feelings or emotions that are held in the body. This is a natural part of the healing process and anything that comes up is always welcomed as such.
Shiatsu is traditionally performed on a futon, clients remain fully clothed and sessions typically last for one hour. Longer treatments can be given on request.
What does Shiatsu Massage Feel Like?
Shiatsu is a versatile treatment and no two treatments are ever the same as by it’s nature it is a unique response to each person's energy in that moment.
The depth and strength of pressure varies according to the receiver’s condition and body type, the area of the body being worked, and the nature of the receiver's current state of wellness. A treatment may be dynamic and physical or slow and meditative, or maybe both.
Using hand/thumb pressure along the body’s meridians, stretches, joint mobilisation and simple holding, Shiatsu invites a deep state of relaxation during which the mind and body can let go and healing and transformation become a natural process.
60 Minutes - £55
75 Minutes - £65