Shiatsu treatments and acupressure massage in Manchester
Shiatsu treatments are used to:
• balance the body-mind
• improves the overall wellbeing
• support physical, and emotional stress relief.
What is shiatsu
Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing, therapeutic body-work that originated in Japan.
The practitioner uses palming, thumbing, pressing, and stretching techniques to improve and balance energy and blood circulation.
How shiatsu works
According to Chinese medicine, in which shiatsu has its roots, when the Ki (energy) is stagnant it generates illness, when Ki flows freely it generates health.
Shiatsu balancing the body energy's circulation (called Ki) moves the individual toward a higher sense of well-being and major personal growth.
Which conditions shiatsu is good for
People worldwide use Shiatsu to treat a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal, and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, enhance digestion, and have a positive effect on the nervous system.
What my clients used shiatsu for
My clients use Shiatsu for a wide range of acute, and chronic conditions such as:
• stress and burnout
• musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck strain, shoulders tension, etc...)
• digestive issues (poor digestion, IBS, heartburn) PMS, menopausal symptoms
• fatigue, insomnia
• support with fibromyalgia, arthritis
• anxiety, stress
• support with mental health (depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD)
• support during pregnancy
• support with a challenging time, loss, and bereavement
The effect may be stimulating and invigorating or calming and sedative, depending on the aim of the session.
"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
What to expect from a treatment
During your treatment, you will lay down on a coziest padded mat, or massage bed covered by a sheet or blanket. You will be comfortably fully clothed, and no oil is used. Each session may include an initial chat with the practitioner, to understand the aim of the treatment.
Shiatsu was developed in Japan in the early part of the 20th century. Its roots are in Chinese Medicine, the Japanese massage Amna and the zen eastern philosophy.
Shiatsu has developed different branches during the time and I practice Zen Shiatsu that has derived by S. Masunaga which incorporated in the new practice the experiences of his studies in western psychology, anatomy, and physiology.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything"
Shiatsu and science
Shiatsu is one of the most popular complementary therapy worldwide.
The Energy medicine studied by Western science evidence how Shiatsu works at a cellular level.
Links and resources
The shiatsu Society and Research
Shiatsu and cancer:
Shiatsu and Fibromyalgia a pilot study:
Self-Shiatsu and insomnia:
European Shiatsu Federation