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Zen Shiatsu massage - also known as Zen Shiatsu therapy - is a hands-on treatment which uses traditional oriental diagnosis and supportive acu-pressure to balance the energy pathways of your body.

Often referred to as “acupuncture without the needles", Zen Shiatsu is a holistic therapy designed to uplift and harmonise your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

In the Japanese language, shiatsu means "finger pressure". Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilisation.  To examine a patient, a shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and, sometimes, pulse diagnosis.

At Kelli Howard Zen Medicine, we combine Zen Shiatsu Massage with acupuncture in some packages, to enable us to cater for patients who prefer a combination of treatments.