Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy from Japan with its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Its aim is to stimulate and strengthen the body’s natural healing ability by connecting to the meridians and acupressure points on the body like those used in acupuncture. Instead of using needles, connection is made using finger or palm pressure, stretches, rotations, and gentle holding.
Said Carla-Jo Geraghty: “It can help you to feel more in control, at peace and relaxed with your life. The beauty of Shiatsu is that it can be tailored to suit your personal needs. Shiatsu works with the whole person, not just the physical but the emotional and spiritual too, seeing these areas as all intimately connected.
“Sometimes the energy in the meridians becomes unbalanced, stagnant or depleted, this can result in pain and tension in the body-mind. Doctors are often burdened with patients who would really benefit from lifestyle advice, emotional support and body-work. Shiatsu can complement conventional medicine by providing this.
Shiatsu is deeply relaxing and received fully-clothed and lying on a soft mat on the floor. It can also be received in a chair if there are mobility issues.
Like all qualified practitioners Carla-Jo has completed a rigourous and fully assessed 3 years of training. The 20-minute taster sessions are £10 and can be booked by calling 07817568580 or at The Regent Practice. For more information about shiatsu and Carla-Jo see her website www.shiatsu4balance.com