Shiatsu Body Massage

Shiatsu body massage can be used to alleviate conditions, restore balance, and promote health

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The word shiatsu means finger pressure in Japanese. You may also hear it called shiatsu massage or shiatsu body work.

The principle behind shiatsu is related to the energy flow, known as Ki or Qi (pronounced chee), through your body.

According to shiatsu therapists, disruption to this energy flow can cause illness and disease.

Like acupuncture, shiatsu frees blockages to the Ki to restore energy to areas where it is low. A shiatsu specialist does this by pressing on or stretching points on your body that lie along the lines of energy called meridian channels.


Shiatsu also stimulates the circulation of your blood, helps to release toxins and tension from your muscles, and stimulates your hormonal system. This is believed to help the body heal itself.

Shiatsu uses a variety of manual techniques, including pressure, kneading, soothing, tapping, and stretching to access the vital Qi of the body.

In cases where the client’s energy is low or deficient, the practitioner uses specific techniques to enhance and vitalise the Qi. When the client is over-stressed, wound-up, or anxious, the practitioner employs techniques to disperse the 'excess' energy. In this way, the Qi is regulated.

Shiatsu works to alleviate conditions, restore balance, and promote health.

Before and during the session:

Before the session a full medical history is taken, a treatment plan is generated including the number of sessions needed.

Shiatsu is performed on the floor on a natural mat, with the clients dressed in comfortable clothing and socks.  Pillows are used for the knees and neck.

Shiatsu is safe for pregnant women and is performed in a side-lying position.

Shiatsu may help with:

  • Regulating the nervous system
  • stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems
  • Poor posture
  • Joint problems
  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Acute and chronic neck and back pain

This therapy is carried out by Marina Katsika and lasts 55 minutes.

Shiatsu Head Massage costs £55 and can be booked below.

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Booking and pricing

Shiatsu Body Massage

This therapy is carried out by Marina Katsika

60 minutes                £55