Jayadhara (Jane Cluley)

Shiatsu / Massage

Shaitsu Practice

Frequently asked Questions

Do I have to be ill to receive Shiatsu?

No. People can receive Shiatsu purely for relaxation and enjoyment. Regular treatments may help to keep the body in harmony and ward off ill-health.

Can I receive Shiatsu whilst on medication?

Yes. Your practitioner will ask whether you are currently taking medication and take details of any medical conditions you are suffering from.

I’m pregnant – can I still receive Shiatsu?

Yes. Shiatsu is safe and supportive after the first 3 months of pregnancy.

Can Shiatsu help with ongoing or incurable conditions?

Yes. Shiatsu can offer support and can often help to moderate or manage symptoms even if the problem will never really go away. An increased sense of well being due to Shiatsu may boost tolerance levels in the receiver, helping them to deal with the symptoms more easily.

I cannot lie on the floor. Can I still have Shiatsu?

Yes. It is possible to receive Shiatsu in a chair, lying on a treatment couch, in a wheelchair or even in a hospital bed.

What conditions can Shiatsu help?

Shiatsu can be beneficial for all kinds of health problems, including those brought about by a stressful life-style, illness, trauma

What is Ki?

In the oriental tradition the world is described in terms of energy. All things are considered to be manifestations of a vital universal force, called 'Ki' in Japanese or 'Qi' in Chinese. Ki flows throughout the body like a system of rivers and canals. Things may happen to upset the smooth flow of Ki, causing blockages or dams in some areas, and weaknesses or stagnant pools in others. These

What are Meridians?

Ki moves throughout the whole body but in certain defined pathways it flows in a more concentrated manner. These pathways are known as meridians. The meridians form a continuous circuit of channels that allow the flow of different aspects of Ki all over the body.


Is Shiatsu healing?

Shiatsu assists the body's natural healing process by encouraging the client's energy to move into a more balanced state.

Shiatsu Massage

How can Massage help?

Massage is one of the oldest and most effective forms of natural healing; it’s the perfect way to relax and de-stress and treatments can be customised to suit individual needs.

How can Aromatherapy help?

Combining massage with the therapeutic qualities of essential oils that can be absorbed through the skin brings deep relaxation and stimulates the body’s natural immune system.  Treatments can revitalise, uplift the spirit, encourage positive thinking and reduce nervous tension.