Shiatsu is an Asian form of bodywork that is designed to promote the harmonious flow of Qi (chi/Ki) throughout the body.  It involves rocking, stretching and pressure points.  It is received while wearing loose clothing to facilitate easy movement and stretching.

There are several different styles of Shiatsu, and some practitioners combine Shiatsu with other forms of bodywork such as Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage and reflexology.

The form of Shiatsu practiced at Watershed is intended to free up blockages throughout the body rather than diagnose specific ailments and treat those ailments. Shiatsu is especially good for people with tight fascia and muscles that feel better after movement, but can benefit anyone. After a Shiatsu massage you will feel more open, freer movement and have a sense of calm that can last all day.

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