Shiatsu originated in Japan and some of its theory developed from Chinese Medicine. It is now used throughout the world and incorporates influences and teachings from both Western and Eastern Medicine and therapies. Many sub-categories of Shiatsu have evolved over the years. I practice Zen Shiatsu and trained at the longest established Shiatsu school in the UK - the Shiatsu College in Norwich.
Shiatsu practitioners cultivate a non-judgemental and compassionate attitude towards all patients, and are often able to facilitate positive transformation where other approaches have been unsuccessful. It is usually a very relaxing experience. Many of my patients report that following a course of treatments they feel significantly more relaxed, sleep better, feel less tense and feel more at ease in themselves.