Frequently asked questions

  1. What can shiatsu treat?

    Shiatsu can help with many conditions including back pain, stress, headaches, migraines, whiplash injuries and neck stiffness, joint pain and reduced mobility, menstrual problems, digestive problems, asthamatic symptoms, sports injuries and depression.

  2. Is shiatsu performed on a massage couch?

    No a shiatsu treatment takes place at ground level on a futon (a padded mat).

  3. What if I can't lie down?

    That's not a problem as shiatsu can also take place on a chair.

  4. Do I have to take my clothes off?

    No, a shiatsu treatment takes place with the client fully clothed.

  5. How long does shiatsu training take and what does it involve?

    Shiatsu training takes three years to complete. Arthaketu's training involved learning about anatomy, physiology and pathology. In terms of shiatsu itself the main focus was on Zen shiatsu and 5 element theory. Since qualifying Arthaketu has undertaken various post graduate courses and has developed his understanding of TCM (traditional chinese medicine).

  6. How long does a shiatsu session last?

    A shiatsu treatment lasts approximately one hour. The first session is usually longer since Arthaketu will take a detailed case history to develop a complete picture of your health according to the principles of oriental medicine.