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Shiatsu Massage: Acupuncture without the needles

Shiatsu Health offers relaxing Japanese massage in the Winchester and Andover area. Shiatsu massage can be used for a multitude of different ailments including muscle / joint pain, back pain, allergies and anxiety. It is also very relaxing. I am Japanese and a fully qualified and registered shiatsu practitioner (MRSS). I graduated last year after a 3 year course from the  London College of Shiatsu.  I have also studied shiatsu massage in Tokyo, and am a member of the UK Shiatsu Society.

Shiatsu (指圧) like acupuncture, treats and heals, by working on pressure points. However unlike acupuncture there are no needles. Techniques involve working on specific meridians all over the body. It is very relaxing, so if all you want is a therapeutic massage it will do the job perfectly.

Shiatsu dates back to at least the 6th century in Japan. More recently it has been influenced by the western sciences of anatomy and physiology. It has incorporated practices such as physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment into the discipline. Since 1955 shiatsu has been officially recognised as a medical treatment and regulated by the Japanese Ministry of Health in the way doctors and dentists are.

Shiatsu massage helps with ailments by encouraging the body’s natural energy, or ki  to rebalance itself. 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. This allows the body to balance its own energy flow or “ki” or “chi” (気).  Amongst other things regular massage and therapy treatments can help alleviate:

Anxiety

Aches, Pains, Stiffness

Back Pain

Back Ache

Sports Injuries

Stomach Problems

Stress

It also helps promote:

Good Sleep

General Health and Overall Well-Being

Shiatsu is hands on, yet not intrusive. No needles or oils are used and you remain fully clothed. I prefer to do the massage with clients lying on a Japanese futon, which is how it is done in Japan. Clients are recommended to wear 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 – pronounced “Cowrie” as in the shell). I practise in the Winchester and Andover areas. I also cover Salisbury and Newbury area, although most of my patients are in Winchester.  Other than the first session, my rates are £35 an hour.

My address is 86 Old Winton Road, Andover, Hants, SP10 2DB. I can be contacted on 07888 740484 . For a map and directions, please look at  the Contact Me pages.Shiatsu Society Logo

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