Zen Shiatsu

What is Zen Shiatsu?

Zen Shiatsu is a unique form of bodywork that provides the satisfaction of touch along with a profound energy-balancing experience. It is based on thousands of years of Eastern philosophy and methods of healing.  Shiatsu directly treats the meridian pathways within the body that channel Ki energy … our life essence. We experience this energy in the form of movement, communication, respiration, digestion, thoughts, feelings and spirituality. Any blockage or stagnation of energy within the meridians can result in physical, psychological and emotional disease. Zen Shiatsu helps you balance your energy on all levels, while experiencing a profoundly relaxing and clinically therapeutic musculoskeletal treatment.


When part of the body is energy-deficient, and not pulling its weight, other areas of the body must overexert to pick up the slack. The treatment goal of shiatsu is to energize these deficiencies, thus allowing the symptoms of over activity to melt away.

Zen Shiatsu is appropriate for all ages and body types. It is performed fully clothed,  easily adapted to a chair or  on the Massage table. Zen Shiatsu is very effective in conditions where emotional disturbance or stress is an underlying factor. While this could be said to include all ailments, the following are the conditions most widely regarded as stress-related:

• Insomnia

• Anxiety and Depression

• Muscular Tension

• Headaches

• Digestive Disturbances

• Menstrual Dysfunction

• Low Resistance to Infection


Zen Shiatsu is also an effective treatment for the musculoskeletal system. It works directly on the tissues involved, stimulating healing and relaxation responses. It is therefore effective in the treatment of:

• Backache

• Sprains and Strains

• Neck and Shoulder Stiffness

• Joint Pain

• Sinus Congestion

• Poor Circulation

• Retention of Fluid in Tissues