Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person, not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.
Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine. Although shiatsu means “finger pressure” in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow.
The theory behind shiatsu is that our bodies are made of energy, Qi, that can become blocked and cause different imbalances. Shiatsu helps to remove the blockages by working on the main 12 meridians of the body. The practitioner, by applying pressure on some specific points of the meridians, or by palming the area, will aim to restore the body’s natural balance.
Shiatsu massage offers many benefits, including the following:
- Improves circulation
- Reduces muscular stiffness
- Helps with insomnia, anxiety and depression
- Aids with digestive problems
- Supports women’s health
- Relieves headaches
Shiatsu is deeply relaxing and regular treatments can help to release stress and to promote well-being.
Natalia Ubieta Rodriguez, MIFPA, AOR, has been a full time body worker for over 15 years. She started her journey as an Aromatherapist, Reflexologist and therapeutic Masseuse in 2004. Her inquisitive mind and passion for complementary therapies has led her to broaden her skills, through other disciplines such as Shiatsu, Microbiotics, Yoga and Pilates.
Natalia treats every individual in an unique way, tailoring her treatments to their needs. She believes in the synergy of therapies and often combines different disciplines to provide a more complete treatment for the best results.
“I believe that everyone should take responsibility for their own health. I am happy to give you support, guidance and to share my experiences with you; please remember to treat your body with respect and kindness”.
Therapies Offered: Reflexology Shiatsu, Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage, Indian Head & Face Massage, Aromatherapy, Remedial/Deep Tissue Massage.
For further information or to book and appointment, please contact Natalia on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07900910570