What Is Shiatsu?


Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art. It utilizes the philosophy and principles of Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM), using meridians, which are pathways of energy (Ki) running throughout the body. The balance of this energetic flow is considered to be essential for health and well-being.

The word Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure”. The therapist uses a combination of thumbs, palms, elbows and knees to apply comfortable, sustained pressure to the body, combined with gentle stretching. The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and no oils are used. Treatment takes place either on a padded floor mat or massage table.

The therapist carries out an assessment to diagnose imbalances in the physical body, as well as in the energy system of the client.

The aim is then to to establish a smooth flow of Ki throughout the body, relieving any areas of blockage and restoring the client to a state of balance and harmony. When the flow of Ki is normalized, overall body functioning improves, symptoms lessen and the client experiences renewed vitality.




  Still Waters Shiatsu

  16 Glenn Gould Crescent.

  Tel. 905.852.4517

  Em. info@stillwatersshiatsu.com