Shiatsu with Frances Rayner

If you are in pain, stressed, and sleepless, Shiatsu can help you:

  • Take control of your health
  • Relax
  • Enjoy better sleep
  • Lessen the pain in your life

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a holistic touch therapy based on the same principles of acupuncture but using hands instead of needles. It aims to balance the body’s energy system by the use of gentle pressure on pathways called meridians and relevant acupuncture points.

Shiatsu is compatible with orthodox medical treatments and is particularly helpful in stress related conditions, helping to release tension and promote deep relaxation.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Shiatsu can help a wide range of conditions, from specific injuries to more general symptoms and it is excellent for maintaining well-being.  It is a deeply relaxing experience which works at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.  Regular sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in daily life.

A recent systematic review of clinical trials show that Shiatsu and Acupressure are effective in a wide range conditions. These include:

  • Back pain and neck pain: in particular long term relief of lower back pain
  • Anxiety, Depression and Sleeplessness: in both physically healthy and chronically ill patients
  • Fibromyalgia: relief of muscular pain
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma: improvement of dyspnoea
  • Stress, nausea and vomiting (pregnancy, Chemotherapy and post-operative): reduction in and prevention of symptoms
  • Primary Dysmenorrhoea: pain and anxiety reduction
  • Labour and childbirth: reduction in length and pain during labour

Benefits of Shiatsu?

  • Relaxes mind and body
  • Restores and balances energy
  • Eases tension and stiffness
  • Improves posture
  • Enhances well-being

Background to Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a traditional natural healing therapy developed in Japan, where it has been used for centuries to promote health and alleviate sickness. The roots of shiatsu lie in Traditional Oriental Medicine, originating in China over 5,000 years ago with the development of acupuncture.

How Does Shiatsu Work?

In the same way that Western Medicine recognizes that blood and lymph flow through separate channels circulating within the body, oriental medicine acknowledges a network of channels, called meridians, through which energy flows.  This vital energy is said to move blood and lymph.

For many reasons this energy can stop flowing freely and this may then produce physical symptoms or illness, as well as emotional, psychological or spiritual disharmony.

The central concept of shiatsu is to enable this energy to flow around your body more easily, which then leads to improved blood circulation, endorphin release and the elimination of toxins.  Shiatsu works on the whole body by stimulating the meridians, bringing energy to where it is needed, and dispersing it from where it is congested.

By applying pressure to meridians and acupressure points, the flow of energy improves, your body begins to repair itself and all major systems begin to function better. Over time, your body feels rejuvenated, calmer and more energised.

A Complete System of Healing

With Shiatsu you can ease discomfort, relax and de-stress, whilst improving your overall health and well-being.

Call me on 07940 865 994 or 01752 770 048 to find out more or book a session.