Shiatsu means “finger pressure” in Japanese. Shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or chi through the body. Fingers, palms, knees, and elbows are used to energetic pathways called meridians to improve the flow of chi. Shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.
The treatment is done on a futon mattress on the floor, or on the massage table. Unlike other forms of massage, with shiatsu no massage oil is applied, so you remain fully clothed during the treatment. Please bring comfortable clothing to wear.
Beneficial for back pain, headaches, anxiety, neck and shoulder pain, tiredness, recovery from injuries, arthritis pain, poor digestion, constipation, depression, stress, insomnia, etc.