Jayadhara (Jane Cluley)
No. People can receive Shiatsu purely for relaxation and enjoyment. Regular treatments may help to keep the body in harmony and ward off ill-
Yes. Your practitioner will ask whether you are currently taking medication and take details of any medical conditions you are suffering from.
Yes. Shiatsu is safe and supportive after the first 3 months of pregnancy.
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.
Yes. It is possible to receive Shiatsu in a chair, lying on a treatment couch, in a wheelchair or even in a hospital bed.
Shiatsu can be beneficial for all kinds of health problems, including those brought about by a stressful life-
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
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.
Shiatsu assists the body's natural healing process by encouraging the client's energy to move into a more balanced state.
Massage is one of the oldest and most effective forms of natural healing; it’s the perfect way to relax and de-
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.