Shiatsu is an old, traditional Japanese healing method which is carried out on the floor in loose clothing. (Shiatsu in Japanese means ‘finger pressure’). Unlike the massages of the West that focus on kneading and friction, in Shiatsu, pressure and stretching are the techniques used. The masseur uses palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows onto the body’s acupuncture points along what are considered the body’s meridians or energy channels. In Shiatsu it is believed that disease is a result of blocked or un-balanced energy in these channels, the pressure applied in the massage helps to release it. Shiatsu massages are effective in treating many conditions particularly respiratory, digestive problems as well as headaches. Shiatsu massage in a chair is a shorter version of this massage and focuses on the area of the back, shoulders, head and neck.
Type: Wellness Purpose: de-stress, re-energizing
Duration of treatment: 25 minutes
Doctor's prescription: not needed Where is it available?