Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu Therapy is a form of Traditional Japanese Massage spanning thousands of years.

It is a beautiful ancient art of healing from which it originated indirectly from Acupuncture the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); Shiatsu incorporates the advanced 21st century knowledge of human physiology.

Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice, the therapist carefully applies touch with a comfortable pressure to specific areas of the body and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structures and to re-balance its energy flow to which the whole body responds.

This modality of Wellness Therapy is a powerful system of energy healing recognised by many cultures all over the world for centuries to restore harmony of the whole body.

It has beneficial calming, relaxing affects, promoting physical and emotional balance and a very popular alternative approach to treat pain and injuries, general symptoms of debility and poor health, regulate the body systems, manage stress and nervous related issues, and enhance overall wellness.

Are You A Suitable Candidate For Shiatsu Therapy?

Please read the information below carefully to evaluate if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

Please consult with your practitioner or GP if you are in any doubt.

A consultation is essential prior to taking this treatment.

A complimentary telephone consultation is available, which will enable your practitioner to assess your medical history, your concerns and your personal goals. We can then discuss the desired treatment/s options.


Pre Treatment

A consultation is essential prior to taking any Shiatsu Therapy treatment.

Shiatsu Therapy treatment involves taking a detailed case of your past, present, medical, and family history, including your current emotional state. You will be asked to complete a patient questionnaire and to note any medication or supplements that you are currently taking. Individual recommendations will be given if appropriate, based on TCM principles.

Contra-indications or Medical Precautions

There are few contraindications as indicated below, however if you are in any doubt, please contact the practitioner to discuss your concerns.

Avoid treatment if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Infectious disease
  • Suffering from any acute, feverish illness
  • Internal bleeding or blood clots
  • Had a major operation during the last 3 months
  • Any condition that has been diagnosed by a doctor

It is not recommended to undergo any Shiatsu Therapy treatment if patient is predisposed to suffer from any psychosis or similar psychological conditions.

Note: Pregnant Women and children CAN have this treatment.

More FAQs

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:

Pelvic correction

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.

Laser Therapy

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
  • Sciatica
  • Hip problems
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headache
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness, exhaustion
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Stress
  • Arthritis pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • 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

After Care

Following treatment, home care and remedial advice is provided which forms part of your treatment plan.

This may include health tips to be done at home, all of which can help restore wellness, strength and awareness within tissues, joints, body and mind.

Can I exercise after treatment?

Yes, but strenuous exercise may negate the relaxed state you have achieved after treatment. It is best to enjoy that relaxation for a few hours more if possible.

Can I drive after treatment?


Do I need to rest after my treatment?

Not necessarily, but if you are able to keep the rest of your day relatively stress-free that will increase the effects and benefits of your treatment.

Advice For a greater sense of wellbeing

Balance emotions
Drink at least 1 to 2 litres of water daily to support the body functions.
Chose a healthier eating plan best suited to you and your lifestyle.
Eat a balanced diet of foods you like each day.
Include a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins.
Also include a variety of wholegrains, essential fats and minerals.
Add some herbs & spices to experience their powerful properties.
Avoid processed foods.
Take good quality health supplements to support your diet & lifestyle.
Aid your gut heath to support your brain health and other systems. 
Move more, take up regular exercise.
Include stretching into your exercise regime.
Do activities you enjoy.
Try ‘forest bathing’ (popular in Japan ‘shinrin-yoku’); reap the benefits
Take time out to relax.
Be mindful to be in the moment.
Try to practice Meditation, Yoga, Qigong or such like.
Take time out from digital devices.
Soak away muscle tension & stress in a hot mineral salt bath.
Infuse essential oils to promote calm & relaxation.
Avoid your digital devices several hours prior to sleeping.
Aim for 8 hours sleep each night.
Be positive, laugh & be happy.
Go easy on yourself.

Price & Practitioner

First Consultation & Treatment: £320

2 hrs Full Treatment (consultation, full body work, whole body alignment, low intensity laser treatment)

Follow Treatment Option 1: £280  

1.5 hrs Treatment (body work, whole body alignment, low intensity laser light treatment)

Follow Treatment Option 2: £220 
1 hr Treatment (body work, whole body alignment, low intensity laser light treatment)

Follow Treatment Option 3: £180    
1.5 hrs Treatment (body work treatment, no laser light)

Follow Treatment Option 4: £150 
1 hr Treatment (body work treatment – no laser light)

Independent Practitioner: Wei Wu Wellness




What our customers say

What a difference Wei has made to me and my life. She has helped me get my life moving in the right direction – to get stronger and improve my lower back problems so much that I no longer take pain relief and am able to walk without aids. 

I was so glad for Wei to have been recommended to me during 2017 after suddenly suffering with lower back problems & heavy legs. At that time, I was in extreme pain when moving and unable to walk without aids and having to take prescribed medication for pain relief.

On my first session I found Wei to be very welcoming and relaxed. She asked me what my problems were and then started to work slowly on my back; always explaining as she went along carefully.

I have been so impressed with how my movement and lower back has improved from those earlier sessions that I continue to see her regularly for treatment. To begin with once a week, then once every two weeks until now I still visit her on a monthly basis. Wei has honestly been incredible! Thank you so much for all your help!

Ursula Lyon

What our customers say

Wei is an amazing practitioner. She says she does shiatsu but in fact she is much more than that. She has magic hands and does many different modalities that is required to help your pain management. I have lived all around the world and been to many practitioners for my hip pain and posture and I can honestly say one session with Wei is like a dozen elsewhere. I was walking upright and without a limp after my first 2 hour session. She is so compassionate and truly loves what she does and I am so grateful that Lisa introduced me to you and can’t wait to see you in July. Sonja Vodusek

What our customers say

Wei is one of the most caring, knowledgeable and experienced health practitioners I know. After her treatment I always feel lighter, more balanced and relaxed. Wei mixes shiatsu with her roots in Chinese medicine, combining them in a unique way. 

If you are experiencing back or other pain, I highly recommend seeing Wei. You can feel a real difference already after first treatment, but it’s good to have regular treatments to maintain balance and wellbeing. Thank you, Wei! Mira Mahoney

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