Shiatsu originated in Japan rooted in Traditional Chinese medicine. This physical therapy aims to return balance to the body and can provide not just physical benefit but psychological, emotional and even spiritual support.

The central concept in Oriental medicine is that physical problems are a result of obstructions in the flow of energy through Meridians.  Meridians can be best understood as pathways for the circulation of energy, which exists in everyone. Among Complementary therapies shiatsu occupies a unique space, A physical bodywork that aims to bring about balance.

Shiatsu can be deeply relaxing or profoundly dynamic, depending on what is required by the receiver. Regular treatments can help alleviate stress and illness and maintain good health and well-being. Shiatsu can also be beneficial in the treatment of injury.

Techniques used include, finger and thumb pressure, elbow, knee and foot work (Barefoot Shiatsu), Rotations and stretches.

Shiatsu for Fertility

Philippa has developed a style of practice which aims to support female reproductive health.

Using a combination of traditional Japanese abdominal massage (Ampuku), penetration of acupressure points and working of meridians, we are able to relax, rebalance, and prepare the body to return to its natural function.

This Shiatsu style can be used to optimise chances of natural conception and support overall wellbeing during IVF treatment. Additionally, we are able to manage a host of women’s health issues including PMS, PCOS and Menopausal symptoms. Working the abdomen can furthermore boost overall digestive function.

Trying to conceive is often a stressful and worrying time for all involved. Shiatsu can also bring about relaxation, relief and clarity of vision during this process

Treatment £25 for 30 mins, £40 for 60 mins.

For more information on how Shiatsu can help you, please contact us.