This therapeutic massage enables the body to relax deeply. The practitioner applies pressure comfortably with his fingers, palms, elbows and knees along the meridians – the energy pathways of the client’s body. This stimulates both the flow of energy and the body’s self-healing processes. If needed, the limbs are also gently stretched to alleviate tensions and blocks. Shiatsu is performed while you lie on a futon on the floor. No oils are used and you remain fully clothed.

Shiatsu massage’s roots date back to at least the 6th century in Japan. Since 1955 shiatsu has been officially recognised as a medical treatment and regulated by the Japanese Ministry of Health.


Shiatsu practitioners


Jana spends most time of the session balancing energy with palms lying still on areas of the client’s body energy maps. The process is supported also by pressing gently on points throughout the body and by stretching the limbs. Her method is based on Zen Shiatsu developed from original Shiatsu by Shizuto Masunaga – a professor of psychology. Zen Shiatsu combines the wisdom of Eastern medicine and science of Western physiology and anatomy.



Christian combines several styles of shiatsu to fit the best the client needs. Special techniques learnt during his three year intensive study at the International Shiatsu School of Austria allow him to work directly with the bone structure, joints, muscles and fascia in addition to the energy system.


Balancing energy

The practitioner links points of the body with energy deficiency to those points with energy excess, allowing the body naturally rebalance its energy levels. Success depends on the meditative activity of the practitioner, aimed especially at detecting the body responses to the treatment. By sensitively responding to the unique condition of each client, the practitioner carries out diagnostics and therapy simultaneously.

Balancing the underlying energetic causes of a condition relaxes the body, settles the emotions and calms the mind. The “flight or fight” sympathetic nervous system is soothed as the “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated along with the innate capacity of the body to heal itself and respond better to stress. It provides physical relief from tension, fatigue, pain, and stiffness while improving circulation and strengthening organ function and muscle tone.