Shiatsu originates from Japan (which is also true of Reiki, though the two are not closely related), and is generally a highly relaxing personal treatment carried out while the patient remains clothed in loose comfortable garments. The result should be a pleasant feeling of tranquillity and well being.
Shiatsu is a massage-based therapy that includes a range of acupressure techniques, including gentle stretching, rocking and holding various acupressure points, for the purpose of optimising flow of life-force energies around the meridian systems of the body.
This treatment is related to acupuncture but involves only the application of pressure, and not the insertion of needles in to the acupressure / acupuncture points.
Further information about shiatsu will be added to this website at a later date.
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