Back Shiatsu
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Restoring health by harmonising the body's energy flow

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese therapy that literally translated means 'finger pressure'. Like acupuncture, shiatsu works on pressure points and meridians, or energy pathways. But instead of needles, a shiatsu practitioner uses their fingers, thumbs and sometimes elbows, knees, hands and feet to massage pressure points and meridians, restoring balance to the flow of vital energy, or Qi, in the body.

Your practitioner will consult you about your general health, lifestyle and any particular symptoms. You'll then lie down on a padded mattress on the floor or sit in a chair. Wear loose, comfortable clothing as you'll remain fully clothed. Depending on your symptoms and energy levels, your therapist will use a number of techniques ranging from gentle palm holding and finger pressure to more dynamic stretches and rotations.


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You’re in expert hands

We want you to enjoy your therapy, reassured that you’re in expert hands.

We select the most talented and committed independent, self-employed therapists to work in our Therapy Rooms.

Every therapist is fully qualified by a recognised accredited course, affiliated with a professional governing association, and will have satisfied our own high standards.

We hope your therapist inspires you and, most importantly, helps you in your quest for health and wellbeing.