ABOUT SHIATSU

Shiatsu literally means finger pressure in Japanese. It is a profoundly relaxing form of body work.   It is a touch based therapy that has the potential to integrate all the body systems: from the physical (digestive, endocrine, nervous, cardio-vascular, respiratory, immune, muscular etc) to the non-physical (electro-magnetic, chakras, auric fields). Shiastsu incorporates both Traditional Chinese Medicine with more modern Japanese systems of application.

Shiatsu stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system encouraging the body and mind to re-align themselves by tapping into the body's innate wisdom and regenerative ability in response to precise and considered touch.

The practitioner applies pressure to the receiver’s body initially with the palms of the hand, applying varied pressure to give a relaxing and releasing sensation.  As the treatment gets deeper they will focus more specifically on holding combinations of Acupuncture points which release areas of tension and stress. This is done usually with the thumbs and fingers. Throughout the treatment the therapist is listening for the body’s response to touch and adjusting the treatment to suit the individual. The treatment will usually include some stretching of the limbs and corresponding joints.  The intensity of the stretches can vary and will accommodate both the condition being treated and the sensitivity of and openness of the receiver. An open dialogue is encouraged.

Shiatsu is primarily a preventative treatment as well as a potentially curative treatment. It's use and application in the relief of physical and emotional dis-ease can be as remarkable as its ability to encourage health and well-being through relaxation and deep release of tension. Shiatsu focuses on the correction and maintenance of muscles, bone structure, joints, tendons, organs, body systems, meridian lines, chakras and auric fields. Blockages in the flow of Chi / Ki / Prana / life-force through these systems can distort body’s energetic and physical experience. In the long run, left untreated the symptoms of these blockages can lead to pain and other symptoms of discomfort.

The theory behind Shiatsu is based on the premise that the body and mind will repair themselves if given the optimum conditions in which to do so.  It has it’s origin in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and so is akin to Acupuncture in that is uses the same model of electro-magnetic pathways that run through out the body and are called meridians. Shiatsu can provide relief from the same conditions one might see an Acupuncturist for.

 

It is safe and nice to receive Shiatsu whilst pregnant, however please do inform the practitioner if you are pregnant, have a look at my pregnancy shiatsu page to find out more.

In Zen Shiatsu each treatment is as new and different as the evolving you, the system that is used is based on following your response to the treatment moment to moment.

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LOCATIONS

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BRISTOL

The Practice Rooms

Queen's Square

Clifton Village

Cotham Hill:

wheelchair accessible

Offering lovely treatment rooms with plenty of space to allow you to receive the best experience that you can.

Investment:

All booking slots are 75 mins

contact time including consultation/check in, feedback

and treatment time. 

This means we can spend more time working

ON YOU

 

£55

Block Booking

3 sessions = £150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW - COST CLINIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A limited number of low-cost concessions clinic sessions are available weekly.

 

Please request this when you contact me and I will let you know which slots are available.

 

If you are committed to

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I am committed to you.

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PRE-NATAL COUPLES,

BIRTH PREPARATION .

SHIASTU WORKSHOP

All Locations

A Mini-workshop exclusively for each couple, tailor made guidance on how you can use Shiatsu together both leading up to and during labour. A relaxing and fun experience opening you and your partner up to possibilites of how to effectively use touch to enhance the birthing experience for all three of you.

£90- for 90 mins Bristol

£120 for 90 mins London

Recommended: At least one 60 min shiatsu session with the expectant mother recommended in advance of couples session. Prior telephone consultation is essential for this booking.  Contact me to arrange a call.

NB: Shiatsu sessions with pregnant and postpartum ladies are the same price as a normal shiatsu session.  The couples session is booked as a couples

Book as a normal treatment.

NEW
GLASTONBURY

FROM SEPTEMBER
2022


contact me for booking enquiries




 

                 LONDON

The Practice Rooms

 

Islington: Caledonian Rd

wheelchair accessible.

Greenwhich

Regular availability on enquirey, central London location.

Offering lovely treatment rooms with plenty of space to allow you to receive the best experience that you can.

All treatments include some time for aspoken consultation and some feedback at the end.

 

 

Investment:

All booking slots are 75 mins

contact time including consultation/check in, feedback

and treatment time.

This means we can spend more time working

ON YOU

 

£66

Block Booking

3 sessions = £180

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Contact Me

SHIATSULU

Tel: 07754 920836

Email: louise.is.johnson@gmail.com