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Barbara Medda


Zen Shiatsu

Manchester UK

Shiatsu treatments and acupressure massage in Manchester

"The natural healing force within us is the greatest force in getting well.”  Hippocrates

What is shiatsu

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Shiatsu, unlocking your full potential

 Dive into the world of Shiatsu therapy, a Japanese ancient art of relaxation and healing. Through expert techniques like palming, thumbing, and stretching, Shiatsu enhances energy flow and blood circulation for a rejuvenated you.

How Shiatsu works

Drawing from ancient Eastern wisdom, Shiatsu promotes a free-flowing Ki (energy) for vibrant health. By harmonizing the body's Ki circulation, Shiatsu becomes a pathway to elevated well-being and personal growth.


Experience the gentle power of acupressure, stretching, rotations, and soothing rocking—Shiatsu, often dubbed 'acupuncture without needles,' is your key to a balanced mind and body.

What Shiatsu can do

People worldwide use Shiatsu to support their overall well-being. It is used to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, enhance digestion, and have a positive effect on the nervous system improving all stress-related symptoms.

Multiple research studies report that Shiatsu might help to improve a wide range of symptoms.

Shiatsu is a complementary therapy that works with the whole individual balancing the body-mind and improving self-awareness.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything"

Lao Tzu

What to expect from a treatment

Indulge in Comfort: Sink into the futon (padded mat) or massage bed, cocooned in soft sheets or blankets. Stay cozy in your fully clothed comfort zone, no oils required. Your session starts with an insightful consultation, ensuring each treatment hits the mark.

Shiatsu Unveiled: A Journey Through Time and Wisdom

Born in the heart of 20th-century Japan, Shiatsu blends the ancient roots of Chinese Medicine, the soothing strokes of Japanese massage Amna, and the profound wisdom of Zen philosophy.

In the evolving tapestry of Shiatsu styles, I weave the threads of Zen Shiatsu, a fusion curated by S. Masunaga. Enriched by insights from western psychology, anatomy, and physiology, it's a harmonious dance of tradition and innovation.

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Shiatsu and science

Shiatsu is one of the most popular complementary therapy worldwide.

Scientific research and studies have been done all around the world about the benefits of shiatsu. The European Shiatsu Federation keep us updated about all the new research and results.

The Energy medicine studied by Western science evidence how Shiatsu works at a cellular level.

Scientific research

Links to Studies and Scientific Research

Shiatsu and fibromyalgia:

Shiatsu and Primary Dysmenorrhea:


Shiatsu and cancer:

Self-Shiatsu and insomnia:

Shiatsu for chronic lower back pain:

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Shiatsu as adjuvant therapy for depression in patients with Alzheimer’s disease:

The Effect of Shiatsu Massage on Underlying Anxiety in Burn Patients

Effects of five weeks of a Shiatsu Therapy Programme on the Stress Phase and Blood Pressure of Hypertension Adults.

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