Shiatsu is an ancient form of Japanese bodywork that promotes balance and resiliency in the whole person (body, mind and spirit). Gentle pressure and a range of stretches facilitate the smooth flow of energy (qi) through the body, stimulating its own innate healing capabilities.

The term shiatsu literally means “finger pressure” in Japanese. Pressure is applied with fingers, palms, arms, knees and feet along the energy pathways, (meridians) of the body. Acupressure points along specific meridians are carefully selected and held to restore balance. Areas of stagnant qi are released, reducing pain and discomfort while deficient areas are tonified, nourishing qi.

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