What is Shiatsu?


"Had the most amazing Shiatsu in beautiful surroundings of the Ki-atsu Yoga studio. Feeling amazing, thank you Kerry, see you next week for another session."

"Just had my first shiatsu massage tonight and it was fantastic - thanks Kerry".  

"I had never had this treatment before so I didn't know what to expect.  My neck was really sore, that was why I went to Kerry for a Shiatsu treatment. It was a little painful but a wonderful relaxing treatment which made me fall asleep. I slept really well and really felt the benefit of this massage."  

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork/massage therapy which has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is a blend of ancient massage, traditional Chinese medicine and modern Western techniques of joint mobilisation. Taking place on a futon or mat on the floor, a variety of techniques are used to ease areas of tension, combining pressure on specific acupressure points, gentle stretches and mobilisation techniques.

According to the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, our energy or “ki” circulates throughout invisible pathways known as meridians. When imbalances occur in the flow of this energy - which often happens through illness, injury, stress, emotional or physical trauma, fatigue or poor lifestyle - our health and well-being may suffer. Shiatsu can help re-balance this energy. It can also be effective in maintaining overall health and well-being as it is thought to stimulate the body’s own healing natural healing system.

Shiatsu is comfortable, safe and without harmful side effects. During a treatment, most people experience an overall sense of relaxation and well-being.

Benefits of Shiatsu

Shiatsu can help alleviate physical symptoms and restore general well-being. Specific benefits of a Shiatsu massage may include:

  • Relaxation of body and mind
  • Easing of tension and stiffness
  • Restored and balanced energy
  • Easing of headaches
  • Balancing of hormonal fluctuations
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved sleep

What to expect during a sessionshiatsuspace

No oils are used in Shiatsu, and the receiver remains fully clothed in light and comfortable clothing. It is better received on an empty stomach.


€60 for one hour session.