Shiatsu Massage is an alternative technique that involves manual pressure applied to specific points on the body in an attempt to relieve tension and pain. According to the Japanese healing treatment, Shiatsu (meaning finger pressure) massage uses thumbs, fingers, elbows, and knees to concentrate pressure at certain energy pathways in the body called meridians. The massage also known as acupressure works to reduce muscle tension and fatigue and is thought to improve blood circulation in the body as well as improve function of the lymphatic system.
Rhea has over 10 years’ experience as a massage therapist. After her interest in the connection between mind and body was ignited with the discovery of yoga, she began to explore other ways of healing. Discovering Shiatsu, the ancient Japanese therapy, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine whilst in Brazil, she returned to the UK in 2005 to study as a Zen Shiatsu Practitioner at the Shiatsu College, Brighton.