Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage therapy, where techniques such as acupressure, massage and stretching is applied to the whole body. This style of treatment works on the meridians (energy pathways) that are found all over the body and while focusing on balancing out the energy of the whole body, will also treat the symptoms as well. Shiatsu is traditionally conducted on a futon and patients can remain clothed ensuring clothes are loose and comfortable. Patients will experience a treatment that can vary between gentle, medium and deep pressure but will experience sensations of great release at the same time. It is also a beautiful style of treatment for pregnancy massage.


Acupressure is another form of massage similar to the western style of trigger point therapy, except the points used are Acupuncture points. The difference between using acupuncture points as opposed to trigger points is that the patient will experience a much different sensation and the points can also be used instead of needles to treat certain conditions.

The pressure on acupuncture points is aimed at releasing the stagnate energy sitting in the meridians or muscles often experienced by people as knots or areas of tension. Acupressure is a deeper style of treatment but with an experienced practitioner the pressure can be carefully applied and varied depending on the persons pain threshold, making it a very relieving and effective style of treatment leaving you feeling the results straight away.

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