Shiatsu with Dinah is a truly relaxing experience. I was so at ease I fell asleep! A great stress release!

Jo-Anne, Bayswater

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in a shiatsu treatment?

All treatments start with a discussion where you can tell us what you are hoping to gain from shiatsu. The actual bodywork is done on a futon on the floor, and we will use a combination of stretching, movement and massage techniques. Shiatsu is received fully clothed.

What should I wear?

Please wear loose, warm clothing with a long-sleeved top (a tracksuit is ideal), and socks.

How does shiatsu feel?

It is different for everyone. The principles of shiatsu mean we apply as much pressure as is needed for the treatment, although, at times the pressure can be very deep (akin to deep tissue massage), at other times, the pressure applied is very gentle.

Are all shiatsu treatments the same?

No. Shiatsu is a customised therapy. The treatments are different every time, and reflect the needs of your body at the time of the treatment.

How is shiatsu different from Swedish massage or physiotherapy?

Shiatsu is a holistic therapy that treats your whole self (body, mind and spirit) energetically and physically. Shiatsu involves some massage techniques and stretches, but the treatment is received fully clothed and no oils are used.

How many treatments do I need?

For chronic conditions, 5 or 6 weekly treatments are usually needed to see some benefit. For more acute conditions, or just general health and wellbeing, an occasional shiatsu is fine.

Can you visit me?

We are more than happy to visit you and offer mobile shiatsu in Harrow, Pinner, Hatch End and surrounding areas in Middlesex. Book a treatment now.

Can I pay by credit card or cheque?

We welcome personal cheques (and cash). Unfortunately we cannot yet accept payments by credit card.

Can my child receive shiatsu?

If your child is under 16 years old, the parent must provide written consent for the child to receive shiatsu. (It is illegal for such treatment to replace medical treatment from his or her GP, though.)

I have a serious illness. Will shiatsu help?

We recommend you check with your GP first whether it is advisable to receive bodywork.

When is shiatsu contraindicated?

Shiatsu is not appropriate if you feel you are coming down with a cold or are feverish, or are in the first trimester of pregnancy. If you have varicose veins or bruising or an injury, please mention the location before treatment begins.

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