The ancient art of Shiatsu massage body therapy has arrived in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. This form of massage is received fully clothed, at ground level on a futon mattress. Unlike Swedish massage, Shiatsu uses a combination of palming and thumbing. Palming involves the giver using body weight to gently and slowly add gentle pressure to the back and limbs, resulting in the muscles relaxing underneath. Thumbing is used to work along energy meridians and hold certain acupressure points, encouraging flow of energy and a return to physical and mental balance.
Shiatsu is incredibly relaxing. The process increases the receivers own bodymind awareness, gently highlighting areas that may be holding tension. Shiatsu is not painful and works respectfully by encouraging relaxation from skin level down through each layer of muscle. As muscles relax the giver projects even to bone level in the minds eye. The treatment can be profound.
”Wow, I had no idea it would be so deeply relaxing. I know you explained it to me beforehand but seriously, you just can’t appreciate how deeply relaxing it is until you’ve experienced it. I mean, I have not been this relaxed for a very very long time.” August, 2014.
Fifteen minute taster, half hour treatment or one hour sessions available by appointment.