What will a Shiatsu Therapy session involve?
Your practitioner will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire, including your medical and family history. You will be asked to list any medications or supplements that you may currently be taking.
A confidential, in-depth consultation follows, from which all your aspects of your health, including past medical history, diet, lifestyle, personality type, current health problems and emotional concerns.
The initial consultations along with treatment can take up to 90-120 minutes, whilst follow up appointments are generally shorter.
To start your treatment your room is personalised by offering you a choice of colour hues, scents and sounds, all of which help to express a specific mood environment to suit you; promote calm, relaxation, balance the nervous system, and improve energy levels.
You may remain fully or partially clothed and can receive the Shiatsu Therapy while lying down and relaxed.
Your practitioner will gently place her fingers and hands in various positions on your body followed by specific Shiatsu Therapy techniques. You may feel a sensation of warmth, a dull ache or tingling once the gentle pressure makes contact with the skin.
During your treatment your trained Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, will most likely incorporate other holistic modalities.
These other holistic modalities will be used alongside the Shiatsu Therapy where most suited, each work fundamentally by working with each person on an individual basis.
A healing treatment is usually very relaxing and can be an opportunity for emotional release, or you may simply fall asleep.
The other treatment modalities may include:
Your practitioner from ‘Wei Wu Aligned Wellness’ has developed a program which crucially incorporates the correction and alignment of the pelvis to provide effective and immediate pain relief whereby patients experience and benefits can be seen after one treatment.
Your practitioner practices The Alexander Barrie System of Pelvic Correction to correct the alignment of the human body, and has trained directly under the personal supervision of the founder Alexander Barrie MRSS, RCST, ABSPC.
Origin Point Medicine
Origin Point Medicine (also known as OPM or Yuan Shidian Medicine) is a further development of TCM. It took Chinese physicians some 1,500 years to fully develop the Ashi Points discipline to being recognised as one of the most important milestones in recent Medical history.
It simplifies meridians and acupuncture points, OPM has found all the major trigger points in our body creating such a powerful effective therapy for treating many illnesses such incurable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, incontinence, and numerous others. Origin Point Medicine’s principles & techniques are focused on boosting our body’s self-healing capabilities.
Low Level Laser Therapy, commonly known as LLLT, cold or soft laser, or Laser Photo-biostimulation, is a form of phototherapy which involves the application of monochromatic and coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing.
Laser Therapy employs low level laser light with specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue to aid the natural healing process of the body safely and effectively.
It is a Laser therapy which has been used for many years in the medical field for a variety of acute and chronic conditions and is successful in the treatment of pain, wound healing, musculoskeletal conditions and increase functionality.
Low level laser therapy effects are photo-biochemical and not thermal therefore it
cannot burn or harm the skin. Due to its direct healing applications, low level lasers also provide an alternative needle-free acupuncture medium.
Bespoke Holistic Treatment
Your practitioner may incorporate a combination of the above listed treatment modalities.
Creating a customised treatment to suit you and your health care needs whether it is an introduction to wellness, specific concerns such as pain relief or to regulate a specific system such as the nervous system, or simply to relax.
Whether you use all of these wellness therapy modalities or, on Shiatsu Therapy alone, each work fundamentally by working with each person on an individual basis.
All treatments are uniquely put together to suit the individual needs using traditional Chinese Medicine principles.
Why have a Shiatsu Therapy treatment?
Shiatsu Therapy is suitable for adults, (including pregnant women) and children. Shiatsu is safe and gentle and can help with most conditions.
Conditions is Shiatsu Therapy used for:
- Back pain
- Hip problems
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Tiredness, exhaustion
- Recovery from injuries
- Arthritis pain
- Poor digestion
- Emotions such as grief
- A general feeling of wellbeing
Does it hurt?
A well-developed treatment procedure will minimise any discomfort clients may experience during the treatment. The utmost care is taken to make it as comfortable as possible. Your practitioner will only apply the amount of pressure and extent of manipulation that allows you to stay relaxed and enjoy the treatment.
Clients start to feel the relaxation of their body and relief from pain during and long after treatment.
How will I feel after my Shiatsu Therapy treatment?
Generally, clients will feel deeply relaxed, with a sense of well-being and calmness post treatment; and it may also leave you feeling intensely alive and energised.
A healing treatment can be an opportunity for emotional release of long suppressed feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger, grief or joy; which is perfectly normal and it is good to allow yourself time to experience, rather than suppressing these emotions.
How many sessions do I need?
If the client’s condition is serious or long-standing, the energy regulation and flow will have become accustomed to being out of sync and therefore may take longer to repair and heal. However, some clients experience improvement is very rapid.
Depending on your state of being and improvement goals, your practitioner will discuss with you if you need a course of regular sessions to achieve desired results.
A general guide to a wellness plan would include a course of 6-10 treatments taken once per week to ensure the greatest benefit. Your practitioner would expect you to notice some changes from the first treatment with a considerable improvement by the sixth.
How quickly will I see results?
You will immediately feel relaxed and rebalanced. Your practitioner would expect you to notice some changes from the first treatment with a considerable improvement by the sixth.
Everyone’s reaction is different and no two healing treatments are the same.
How long will results last?
Following a single session, any pain you were experiencing will be reduced, you will feel more relaxed, and rebalanced for several days. There are far more long-term effects following a course of treatments. However, this depends on many factors such as how one cares for oneself post treatment, stress, work environment, exercise choices, nutrition and lifestyle influences.
Any views or advice obtained via this website should not be taken as a substitutefor medical advice or treatment, especially if you are aware of, or suffer from, a specific health complaint.
We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP as Shiatsu Therapy and conventional medicine can be integrated when necessary to provide complementary services.
Your GP will also be able to arrange any diagnostic procedures you may need, and provide emergency cover.
The information on this website is written WITHOUT PREJUDICE