Soothing Treatment for Your Aches and Pains

Shiatsu Health offers traditional Japanese massage and acupressure in the Andover and Winchester area to help cure a multitude of different ailments. I am Japanese and am a fully qualified Shiatsu Practitioner having graduated from the  London College of Shiatsu.  I have also studied shiatsu massage techniques in Tokyo, and am a member of the UK Shiatsu Society.

Shiatsu (指圧 in Japanese) is not just a massage but as a form of acupressure it also treats and heals, by working on pressure points just like with acupuncture. In fact it is perhaps easiest to think of it as acupuncture without the needles. As a massage also it is a deeply relaxing but energising experience. Regular massage and therapy treatments can help alleviate:



Aches, Pains, Stiffness

Back Pain

Back Ache

Sports Injuries

Stomach Problems

Pain in Labour

It also helps promote:

Good Sleep

General Health and Overall Well-Being

It is very relaxing, so if all you want is a relaxing massage, shiatsu massage will do the job perfectly. Shiatsu helps with ailments by encouraging the body’s natural energy, or ki  to rebalance itself. For more on specific ailments that shiatsu can help with, the following information from the Shiatsu Society may prove helpful – please click here.

Shiatsu (指圧) is a traditional form of Japanese massage and acupressure, with its origins stretching back to at least the 6th century. More recently it has been influenced by newer Western sciences of anatomy and physiology, and has incorporated practices such as physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment into the discipline. Unlike western styles of massage, since 1955 shiatsu has been officially recognised as a therapy and regulated by the Japanese Ministry of Health just as doctors and dentists are.

Although in Japanese shiatsu literally means “finger” (shi 指) “pressure” (atsu 圧), I use touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative massage techniques to reduce aches and pains and allow the body to balance its own energy flow or “ki” or “chi” (気).

Shiatsu is “hands on” yet not intrusive as no needles or oils are used and you remain fully clothed. I prefer to do the massage with clients lying on a Japanese futon, with the client wearing loose clothes made out of natural fibres, as this will create the optimal conditions for a relaxing and enjoyable massage.

My name is Kaori Horikiri (Mrs), I am Japanese, and practise shiatsu massage in Andover and the surrounding towns and villages. I also cover the Winchester, Salisbury and Newbury area and have a practice near Winchester high street.  If you are interested in buying shiatsu treatment sessions for friends and family these are available.


Areas Covered for Shiatsu Massage: Andover | Newbury | Salisbury | Winchester