Shiatsu is the deepest healing massage, for fastest relief from pain, tension and stress. This is everyone’s favourite. To receive a shiatsu one wears comfortable loose clothing and lays on a soft mat on the floor.指圧 Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art, Shi(finger) and Atsu(pressure). Elbows, knees and feet are also used to press along the body’s network of meridian lines and pressure points, stretches are also applied to release blocked energy channels. A wholistic method of alleviating pain and promoting health in the whole body. Shiatsu can help in a wide range of conditions from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. The body is divided into 12 flow channels called Meridians. And there is a flow of energy around these meridians all the time. Sometimes the flow of energy becomes blocked and that leads to symptoms in the body. By applying pressure to these meridians it releases the blockages. Shiatsu is a relaxing treatment and can be beneficial for back pain, stress, headaches, whiplash injuries, neck stiffness, joint pain and reduced mobility and many sports injuries amongst other ailments. Shiatsu, uses a still, relaxed pressure at various points on the body with the hand or thumb, an easy leaning of the elbows. Chi. Ki is the primary substance and motive force of life. It is most often described as ‘energy’, but Ki is also synonymous with breath in the Japanese and Chinese languages. In Oriental medicine, harmony of Ki within the human body is conceived as being essential to health. The role of shiatsu therapists is to diagnose and treat according to the principles of Oriental medicine. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular sessions help to prevent the build-up of stress in our daily lives.