Shiatsu is a gentle Oriental massage therapy effective in resolving many health issues, such as stress, arthritis, sports injuries, painful menstruation and back pain. Zen shiatsu uses the same system of energy meridians as acupuncture and is akin to acupressure (also known as 'acupuncture without needles'). The therapist uses their fingers and thumbs to gently work the energy points in order to affect a positive change in the client's energetic imbalance. Shiatsu is a natural healing therapy that is gentle and soothing, but is also powerful and can produce great results.
What to expect when you have a treatment:
The treatment usually takes place in your own home, but can take place at a holistic centre in Stafford if you prefer. During the treatment you remain fully clothed. This ensures maximum convenience and comfort for you. Each treatment session takes between 45 minutes and an hour.
You would be asked to lie on a duvet or similar, on the floor in a position most comfortable for you. Alternatively, you can be treated while standing up, or seated in a chair, depending on your mobility. After an initial diagnosis of your energetic imbalance, the therapist might gently stretch your limbs, neck, or back, before using fingers and thumbs to work along the zen shiatsu meridians in order to clear energetic blockages and enliven stagnant energy. The therapist will treat the whole body, rather than one localised area. Each person is unique and will respond to the treatment differently.
About the therapist:
My name is Alec Clark and I have been a qualified and practising Shiatsu therapist since 1992, having trained for 3 years at the Ki Kai School of Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine, in London. I am a highly experienced practitioner with many regular clients and many more satisfied customers. I am a certified member of the Complementary Therapists Association and the Association of Holistic Medicine and Healthcare. I have treated clients from all backgrounds (business executives to bricklayers) and all age groups (from 7 to 97) for many different ailments (mountain bike injuries to menstrual pain). If you have any questions, or to make an enquiry, simply click on the 'Get in Touch' button.