Having integrated Shiatsu into my practice of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, I no longer take new clients for traditional style Shiatsu. For general information about Shiatsu see below. Should you wish to experience traditional Shiatsu please follow one of the links below.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of healing, sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles.
Unlike Western massage, Shiatsu has traditionally been practised on a futon-type mat on the
floor, with the receiver remaining fully clothed. Working on the floor reflects the Oriental
emphasis on being centred. The Japanese refer to the abdomen as the Hara centre of energy
and intuition and believe that the body's wisdom is focused in this area.
There is often a belief that bodywork must be painful to do good, but this is definitely not
the case with Shiatsu. Other than in emergency situations, the pressure should always be bearable.
Pressure is usually applied with thumbs, fingertips, or palms to the meridians. These are a system
of energy channels situated just below the skin, through which Ki , or life force, is transmitted.
Any health problem, regardless of origin, will show up as an imbalance of the life-force, and by
definition, any significant problem throws the whole being out of kilter.
Shiatsu very effectively treats a wide range of conditions, whether on its own,
or used in conjunction with other complementary or orthodox therapies. It is also
used by an ever-increasing number of people
Who are well, and want to stay that way.
Shiatsu Health Belfast
Providing natural health care in Belfast since 1990
Working in Holistic Health since 1992, Shirley McClure is one of the longest-established Shiatsu Practitioners in Ireland.