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Shiatsu Society of Ireland

Shiatsu Society Ireland


Shiatsu is a unique form of traditional body therapy, originating in Japan. It uses the diagnostic area of the Hara, plus Acupressure Points and Meridians found in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat each client individually for their specific health needs.

By balancing the flow of energy in the meridians, Shiatsu can relieve many conditions, help prevent the build-up of stress, and restore vitality and well-being.

Literally translated as 'finger pressure’, Shiatsu uses comfortable pressure from the thumbs and palms applied to the energy channels and points in the body. Given through loose, comfortable clothing, Shiatsu may also include gentle stretches and rotations of the limbs and joints.

Unlike other forms of body therapy, a qualified Shiatsu Practitioner must have completed at least 500 hours of training with an approved Shiatsu School before they can offer treatments as a Shiatsu practitioner.

The Shiatsu Society is the independent regulating body for Shiatsu in Ireland. We ensure our members are fully insured and have received their practitioner level training from regulated Shiatsu Schools in Ireland and abroad.

We work to promote Shiatsu and ensure excellence in the safe practice of all Shiatsu practitioners in Ireland. Where ever you see the Shiatsu Society Seal you can be assured that the practitioner is a member of the Shiatsu Society of Ireland and is current with standards of practice including ongoing professional development.

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