Body & Soul
Relax, Unwind, and be Pampered

Shiatsu is a massage modality that supports and
strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance
itself. It works on the whole person - not just with the
physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional
and spiritual aspects of being.

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese
medicine, with influences from more recent Western
therapies. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in
Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch,
comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to
adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its
energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular
treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain
health and well-being.

Shiatsu has a number of different styles, philosophical
approaches and theoretical bases and practitioners
around the world are still evolving new approaches to
treatment. Some concentrate on acupressure
(acupuncture) points, while others emphasise more
general work on the body or along the pathways of
energy to influence the Ki that flows in them. Other styles
high­light diagnostic systems, such as the Five Element
system or the macrobiotic approach. However all are
based on traditional Chinese medicine.
Shiatsu is offered by:
Ying Mix in Vestal