What Is Shiatsu?


Shiatsu is a form of Japanese treatment which translates to ‘finger pressure’. Shiatsu practitioners apply manipulative and pressure techniques to adjust the physical structure of the body and balance the flow of energy. It is a physical therapy inspired by traditional Chinese medicine that promotes the natural ability of the body to heal and balance on its own.

There are different techniques (styles) of shiatsu that practitioners develop and deploy which are often derived from Shizuto Masunga and Tokojiro Namikoshi. Techniques involve the use of long, gliding strokes, finger pressure techniques on acupressure points, to even holistic diagnosis that involve macrobiotic approach.

I follow a holistic and client-centric approach to improving health and well being of my clients at my clinic. I combine different massage procedures with shiatsu when it comes to injury rehabilitation, recovery, and improving the vital functions of the body.

Benefits of Shiatsu


There are tremendous benefits of Shiatsu that are now being documented and supported by modern science. Different techniques are used in sessions that depend on your needs i.e. whether you want to seek treatment or recovery, or want to improve the natural recovery process and thus, well being.

Our treatment sessions are highly personalized and provide treatment and/or relief from various ailments including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • PMS
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
To list a few. Personalized therapy sessions are ideal in addressing your health issues and improving the overall function of the body.


What to Expect After Therapy


Shiatsu is a massage treatment that starts to show its effects from the first therapy session. Your muscles will feel relaxed, your body will feel less stressed, and overall, you will feel more alive. To deliver the best treatment possible and improve the effectiveness of the therapy, I recommend and encourage my clients to discuss their health issues and concerns.