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What to expect in a treatment session

Shiatsu is based on the Meridian (energy pathways) system in Chinese Medicine. It is a body-energy therapy that uses hand pressure, stretches, joint rotations, and acupressure points.

Shiatsu is great for releasing tension. It does this using firm and robust touch, but it is not overly forceful or painful like some massages. Shiatsu also gives attention to the parts of your body that are tired-out and collapsing. Sometimes these areas need stillness and rejuvenation rather than hard massaging.

For our session you will lie on a soft comfortable futon mat on the floor. Being on the floor enables me to use my body weight to apply pressure. If you have any injuries or discomfort we can use different positions and cushions to ensure you are at ease. And if lying on the floor is challenging then we can find alternatives such as sitting up or using a chair.

Treatments are not based on a set routine. I work intuitively and in response to your specific needs and wants. As the basis for treatments, I take time to understand individual circumstances, life complexities, and your particular wants and challenges.

We would generally work on the whole body over a treatment session, but I will invite you to tell me if there are any areas you prefer not to be worked.