Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese. Originating in Japan, many different styles of Shiatsu are practiced worldwide today. Professional Shiatsu therapists are trained to respect and observe the integrity of the whole person.
This perspective is consistent amongst all Shiatsu therapists and is evident in our philosophy of care. Utilizing both eastern traditional Chinese medical theory and western anatomy and physiology, many professional therapists practice multidisciplinary techniques.
In practice, the therapist uses touch, comfortable pressure and stretching techniques to realign the body’s physical structure and or, re-balance ‘Ki’ in the meridian system (‘energy’ in energetic pathways).