Shiatsu found its origin at the beginning of the 20th century in Japan. It is a form of body therapy where different types of energetic bodywork are united to distinguish themselves from the pure relaxation massage.
As the Japanese name suggests, the practitioner works with finger pressure and uses the whole body to treat the client. Practitioners are working with their entire body weight and are trying to build up an energetic relationship with the clients. Through the interplay of calm and dynamic moments, awareness of ones body and its needs is established.
The basis of the Shiatsu treatment originates from the meridian system and the Five Elements theory, both components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
The aim of Shiatsu is to support the emotional and mental welfare, and to highlight possibilities of expression and development through touch of the body. Whilst applying attentive, sensitive bodywork, energy of life is starting to flow and self-healing processes are stimulated. Shiatsu serves for relaxation, works against stress, fosters wellness, balances in crises and helps with everyday life trouble.