Shiatsu? It isn’t a dog, it’s a massage treatment

Acupressure point from Shiatsu. Try Worcester Acupuncture

How can shiatsu help you?

Shiatsu seeks to:

  • Relax your mind and body
  • Balance your energy
  • Enhance your well being
  • Help to maintain good health

Shiatsu? What's in a name?

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese energetic bodywork art.  It is much more than a massage. Shiatsu is based on the meridian system (or energy pathways)  used in acupuncture but using finger pressure not needles. I often call it join the dot acupuncture!

In Japanese shi means finger and atsu means pressure

How does shiatsu work?

Shiatsu aims to gently adjust the body's structure. It uses stretches and rotations to unblock the meridians or energy pathways. It seeks to promote the harmony essential for good health.

What happens in a treatment?

A treatment lasts for about an hour It is carried out fully clothed on a futon (Japanese mattress) on the floor. It can also be performed on a treatment couch if you are unable to access the floor.

Please wear loose fitting clothing - jogging type clothes are ideal.

Do not eat a big meal beforehand.

What people say

Just wanted to thank you again for everything you did last year I really believe that the acupuncture helped balance my hormones and helped with the stress of the situation of trying for a baby.

PM 2018

I went into labour on Monday evening and successfully managed to have a natural birth Tuesday! I’m so pleased and was so relieved to avoid another section.

Thank you so much for your help and support. My husband and I practiced the acupressure points frequently from Sat evening to Monday. Or it may have been just chatting to you, relaxing and feeling I couldn’t do anymore to help move things along naturally… either way, thank you for your part.

We now have a perfect baby after a really great labour and birth, I couldn’t have hoped for better!

ET 2017

I was feeling ‘out of balance’ after my fall on the stairs.. The muscles had tensed up in my back to protect the injury –
So this was a lovely experience. When a skilled practitioner presses a point in your foot and you feel a small electric shock in your side…. So Bottom line – I’m a convert! It was SO gentle that I was urging her to ‘press harder’

But as enjoyable and relaxing as the session was – it was the buzz that I experienced in the car afterwards that was remarkable. I sat for over 30 minutes – completely motionless and let my body – put itself right. Felt buzzing – almost glowing. Fabulous !



I found the exercises and information really helpful

BT 2017

My migraines have improved significantly from most of the time to about once a month. They are also not so intense. I have been able to go back to work which is great.

RW 2016

My shoulder pain decreased significantly after the treatment. I can also use my arm much more. Thank you.

PM 2017

Thank you for all your acupuncture support in getting him here for us – we’re so in love with him. You are a miracle worker.

LH 2014

Thank you for all your help and support during our IVF treatment and throughout my pregnancy.

KH 2014

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help, support and expertise throughout our ICSI journey – you played such an important role in helping us to get pregnant and eventually having our baby. We will never forget how much you helped us.

SS 2013

I had a really lovely pregnancy and am so happy that she is finally here!
Thank you so much for your help, support and encouragement during my sessions.
You played a key part in this wonderful success story and if we think of trying for another, I know where to come!!

CP 2012