Shiatsu Massage Ireland - Shirley McClure Shirley McClure
Bray, Co. Wicklow.
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Shiatsu is the Japanese word for 'finger pressure'. Shirley McClure massaging a clientThis gentle yet invigorating form of bodywork evolved alongside Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

              William Blake

Shiatsu is far more than our usual concept of massage. As with other forms of East Asian medical systems, the practitioner 'reads' the body and treats any imbalances in the person's 'Ki' or life force.

Given through loose, comfortable clothing, a Shiatsu treatment involves comfortable pressure from the thumbs and palms applied to the energy channels and points in the body. Gentle stretching and loosening of the joints eases tensions and frees blocked Ki.

Treatments usually take place on a padded futon at floor level, but can be given in a chair if you are unable to lie down. Following the session, which lasts about an hour, simple recommendations may be made on gentle exercise and changes to lifestyle or dietary patterns to support health and well-being.

Conditions which have been helped by Shiatsu:

'Shiatsu' in Japanese CharactersJapanese characters for "Shiatsu". Shi, meaning "finger" and Atsu meaning "pressure"

  • headaches and migraines
  • stress and anxiety
  • backache
  • neck and shoulder tension
  • digestive problems
  • menstrual problems
  • joint pain and reduced mobility
  • fatigue, insomnia

Although Shiatsu is supportive to many conditions, it is considered an excellent way to maintain health and energy levels.
Shiatsu is safe and supportive to pregnant women after the first trimester.