Dulwich Therapy Rooms

47 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich London SE22 8EP Clinic Reception: 020 8299 4232

Integrated Health Centre


Japanese Bodywork

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu literally means finger pressure in Japanese and is an ancient therapeutic bodywork with its roots in Japanese and Chinese natural healthcare systems.
The techniques used include gentle manipulations, pressure with the palms of the hands, elbows and knees as well as point work with fingers and thumbs to balance the life flow of energy through the body’s meridians (energy pathways).
Physical and emotional illnesses are regarded as an imbalance of Ki (the universal energy life force) and it is the Shiatsu practitioner’s role to help relieve presenting conditions, restore the equilibrium between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the individual and support the client to achieve long-term well-being.

The sensations you may feel during and after the treatment are:
deep relaxation, inner calmness, renewed vitality.

Recommendations (which could be exercise, dietary, breathing etc.) may be made to support you in sustaining the benefits of your treatment.


Shiatsu can be enjoyed as a rejuvenating treatment and can help support you through the stresses and strains of life or to treat specific symptoms.

Shiatsu is complementary to and enhances the positive effects of all other systems of healthcare and healing, including orthodox medicine.
Please wear loose, long-sleeved, comfortable clothing with socks.
Treatments are usually given on a floor-level futon.

Your Practitioner

You are welcome to contact Fernando Cabo, our Shiatsu practitioner, directly for further information or to establish if Shiatsu is suitable for you.

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