Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience that strengthens and supports the body!


Shiatsu is a Japanese form of physical manipulation that is based on Chinese medicine. The purpose is to stimulate a person’s natural healing forces to correct internal malfunctions.

The shiatsu therapist works with the body’s energy, called ‘Ki’ in Japanese. Ki is said to be the vital life force that nourishes your body and life. It travels through the body along the meridians (pathways of Ki), which correspond to the functioning of the internal organs.

Shiatsu can help alleviate the following:

  • (chronic) fatique , stress and burn-out
  • emotional issues like anxiety, depression, restlessness and so on
  • sleeping disorders
  • headache and migraine
  • back pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • digestive disorders
  • PMS
  • and more…

Shiatsu is also a great preventive medicine; it strengthens and supports the body. Thereby is shiatsu a deeply relaxing experience.

Shiatsu uses the thumbs, fingers, palms and sometimes elbows, knees and feet to apply gentle pressure to the body. Also techniques like stretches and joint mobilisations may be used.

The treatment is done fully clothed, lying on a futon on the floor. Pillows and blankets are sometimes used to support the body and enhance the treatment.

It is possible that I treat on a massage table instead of a futon. If you have a preference for one or the other, please let me know in advance.

Take a look at the photos and get an impression!