What happens in a Shiatsu session?
After an initial talk, you lie down on a massage table. I apply comfortable pressure with my fingers, hands and elbows and use manipulative techniques like stretches and rotations of limbs and joints. I will do all the work if movement is required. The treatment is most effective if your eyes are closed, you relax your muscles and keep conversation to a minimum. But always let me know if you feel any discomfort immediately. After the treatment we will talk about the experience of the session. The full benefits of a session will unfold over a period of time, therefore it is beneficial to plan in some rest of an hour or two after receiving Shiatsu.
How many sessions do I need?
If the body has been out of balance for a long time it usually takes longer to restore, but it is not always the case. Usually every client finds his or her perfect interval to come back for more treatments.
How does it feel and is it painful?
It is a deeply relaxing experience and there should be no pain or discomfort.
What shall I wear?
Please wear loose, warm, comfortable clothing. Preferably cotton.
Do I have to be ill to receive Shiatsu?
No. Shiatsu provides pure relaxation and enjoyment and may given regularly help preventing ill-health.
Does the treatment interfere with medication?
No. Please inform me which medication you are currently taking and of any medical conditions you are suffering from.
Can I have Shiatsu alongside other complementary treatments?
Yes, but I usually advise to leave a few days in between the different sessions so that the specific effects of each therapy can unfold fully.
I am pregnant, can I still have a treatment?
Yes, it is safe and very supportive to receive shiatsu treatments during and after pregnancy.