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What to Expect

Shiatsu is performed without oils or lotions. The client is fully clothed for the session, which is done on a mat on the floor.

An assessment is done prior to the session which will include questions about your health history. This is used to determine which points or meridians to emphasize in the session. The assessment is based primarily on Traditional Chinese Medicine which focuses on encouraging a free flowing balance of Energy (Qi).

The treatment includes stretching, holding of acupoints, and rhythmic pressure applied along meridians. Treatments may also include cupping, gua sha, or moxibustion depending on the individual and their assessment.

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Prior to your Session

  • It is suggested that you avoid vigorous exercise, or eating a large meal for one hour before your session.
  • Please wear loose, comfortable, clothing that allows you to move freely.
  • If possible, try not to wear make-up or strongly scented perfumes or deodorants.
  • If getting on the floor is too difficult or inconvenient, let us know ahead of time. Shiatsu can easily be adapted to a massage table.

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