Shiatsu massage

Book Shiatsu massage

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese mat-based massage therapy that uses a combination of acupressure points, gentle manipulation and stretching to balance the body’s energy flow, promote relaxation, reduce tension and aid in various health conditions.

from £49

Benefits of Shiatsu

  • Relieves stress and promotes relaxation
  • Reduces muscle tension and pain
  • Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Enhances overall well-being and energy balance
  • Helps manage various ailments including headaches, insomnia, and digestive issues

Our recommendation

“Shiatsu is a powerful tool that everyone yearns for, often without realising it. The term Shiatsu comes from Shi (fingers) and atsu (pressure), signifying that touch is a means of taking care of ourselves and others. Regular shiatsu treatments can result in improved sleep, posture, breathing, and overall psychophysical condition, leading to a more fulfilling way of life.” – our Lead Therapist

What to expect during a Shiatsu sessimassageon

After being greeted by your therapist, a short consultation will be held to identify any specific issues you are experiencing. Shiatsu is a clothed session and will take place on a large comfortable mat on the floor of the treatment room. This treatment does not require the removal of clothes or the use of oils. It is an ideal treatment for those who find it difficult to get up onto a massage bed, prefer over the clothes treatments and for those who are in need of rebalancing treatment. 

FAQs about Shiatsu

Belvedere House and Basingstoke Sports Centre.

Yes, Shiatsu is highly beneficial in managing various issues like stress, pain, headaches, MS, PMS, digestive disorders, and more. Results vary per individual.

Shiatsu focuses on meridian points and energy flow, using pressure and stretches, while other massages may emphasize muscle manipulation or relaxation techniques.

Some people feel immediate benefits after one session of Shiatsu, but regular sessions often provide cumulative and long-term effects. Shiatsu is available as part of our membership and block booking discounted packages, to make regular sessions more affordable. 

As this is a clothed session, it is important to arrive at your session in comfortable clothing. Drink plenty of water and complete your online health profile ahead of your session.

Post-massage, you will feel a deep sense of relaxation. Drink plenty of water after your treatment to help aid recovery and to flush any toxins out of your system that have been released through massage.

It is a very safe treatment, suitable for all ages (under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). However please make your therapist aware of recent fractures, significant bruising or unhealed wounds or inflamed skin. Individuals with certain health conditions should consult a healthcare provider before trying Shiatsu, especially if pregnant or with specific medical concerns.

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I have been getting regular massage therapy to help me to manage my fibro. I have now been to 2 sessions with Gaia, having never had Shiatsu before, and although I wasn’t sure what to expect the session was amazing and left me relaxed and comfortable in my body. I am eagerly awaiting my 3rd session. Thank you!

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I saw Sisi again, she was fantastic. She found all my problem areas in my back and shoulders and really made me feel a lot better. She’s very knowledgable and makes you feel at ease.

Shiatsu massage is available in Belvedere House and Basingstoke Sports Centre.