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Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage therapy based on the same principles as acupuncture. The word shiatsu can be translated as 'finger (shi) pressure (atsu)'.
In shiatsu, the practitioner applies vertical pressure to the acupuncture points with fingers, palms, elbows or sometimes with knees or feet. This releases tension and balances the circulation of energy in the body which reinforces the body's ability to self heal. It is also deeply relaxing and can address many complaints from stress and pain to digestive disorders and menstrual irregularities.
Japanese acupuncture uses very fine, sterile needles to correct the flow of ki (also known as qi or chi) within the body. Japanese style acupuncture is unique in its commitment to pain free, shallow or non-insertive acupuncture techniques. This makes it suitable for everyone including babies and young children.
Acupuncture treatments often include ancillary techniques such as moxibustion, cupping and gua sha to to treat a broad array of conditions from the common cold to chronic disease.
Facial acupuncture is a specialised treatment developed to enhance the health and beauty of your face.
By gently releasing habitual facial expressions that can lead to lines and including a constitutional treatment to boost overall wellbeing, facial acupuncture can illuminate the face you present to the world and allow your inner radiance to shine through.
Chinese herbal medicine has a long history of use dating back over 2000 years. Individualised formulas are prescribed according to the patient's specific needs and taken as a tea or in pill or capsule form.
Herbal medicine knowledge includes dietary therapy with easily incorporated principles of healthy eating tailored to the individual.