Shiatsu is a form of acupressure massage, developed in Japan. The word “shiatsu” in Japanese in fact means “finger pressure.”
A majority of the theoretical foundation for this work originates within Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially the concept of energy pathways in the body called meridians.
Shiatsu massage is typically performed on the floor mat, and can also be adapted to the table or chair. The recipient removes their shoes, but remains fully clothed; no oils or lotions are used.
The work includes a combination of muscle compression & softening, joint mobilization & stretching, and stimulation of acupressure points, leaving the client relaxed, calm and energized.