Shiatsu is a form of manual therapy which uses applied pressure from fingers, thumbs, palm and elbow, in addition to stretches and other massage techniques to in order to treat pain.
"Shiatsu" is a Japanese word meaning "finger pressure"
Shiatsu is a unique form of acupressure which is characterized by pressure applied to pressure points in order to achieve therapeutic results. Shiatsu is excellent at treating pain conditions.
Does Shiatsu hurt?
Shiatsu Treatments are relaxing and are generally a pleasant experience. While a treatment can be momentarily intense, it is not uncommon for a client to fall asleep during a Shiatsu Treatment.
William Ellis is the Shiatsu Therapist at Quiet Island Chronic Pain Therapeutic Services.
He is an Honours Graduate of the Shiatsu School of Canada's 2,200 hour Shiatsu Therapy program - the most extensive Shiatsu training offered outside of Japan - and has over 6 years of experience in therapeutic treatments.
WHat is Shiatsu like?
Shiatsu treatments are commonly performed while the client is fully clothed. Loose clothing is ideal for Shiatsu treatments.
Shiatsu is typically performed while the client is lying on a massage table very much like a massage. Shiatsu is a non-painful therapeutically beneficial modality which is well suited to reducing chronic pain.
What can be treated?
Shiatsu can treat many conditions, including:
• Back Pain
• Joint and Wrist Pain
• Muscular Tension
• Digestive Irregularities
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Menstrual Problems
• Elimination Problems
• Neck Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Stress Relief and Stress Management
• Chronic Fatigue