Andover Massage – Relieve your Aches and Pains
Welcome to my website – I am Japanese and offer massage therapy in Andover, Winchester, Salisbury and the Newbury area. I have been studying in the UK at the London College of Shiatsu, and have also studied shiatsu in Tokyo.
Shiatsu is not just a massage but it also treats and heals, by working on pressure points just like with acupuncture. As a massage it is a deeply relaxing but energising experience. Regular massage and therapy treatments can help alleviate stiffness, stress, aches and pains, back pain and sports injuries as well as promote good sleep, general health and overall well-being. It is also 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.
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 also. I also give treatments on-site at company offices in order to minimise work-related stress. As a sports massage, shiatsu can also be beneficial for members of sports clubs and martial arts groups.
Areas Covered for Shiatsu Massage: Andover | Newbury | Salisbury | Winchester