The Origins of Shiatsu

By simply recollecting the own experience of pain and discomfort, it becomes fairly easy to imagine how the art of Shiatsu came to be. Laying a hand on areas of the body that are in pain or exerting pressure on those points through the use a finger is a natural reaction. We tend to rub our neck when there is tension or due to nervousness, when our stomach aches, it is a natural reaction to rub it gently or to put pressure on the area.

Shiatsu works in similar ways; it is simply a more complex and established method with a methodical approach that essentially follows an instinctive path of healing.

The Shiatsu therapist accesses the energy flow through vital points along the meridians. The presence of health is due to abundant Chi in the meridians and the unobstructed flow of this energy. Shiatsu is able to activate our self-regulating mechanisms and works by correcting energy imbalances in the body.


  • Migraines
  • Stress management
  • Indigestion
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Low energy and lack of motivation
  • Pain of the shoulders, knees, and hips
  • Psycho-emotional problems
  • Burn out and stress related problems

Shiatsu can be utilized for acute and chronic issues as a supportive measure.