Ailments that may be helped by Shiatsu
Muscular problems - for example, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, back problems, sprains and strains, sports injuries, other injuries
Joint problems - for example, arthritis, rheumatism
Digestive problems - for example, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, heartburn
Reproductive problems - for example, menstrual problems, infertility
Respiratory problems - for example, asthma, bronchitis, coughs and colds, hay fever
Heart and circulatory problems - for example, palpitations, high or low blood pressure, chronic coldness
Skin problems - for example, eczema, acne
Auto-immune problems - for example, multiple sclerosis, lupus, allergies
Energy-related problems - for example, M.E., chronic fatigue, tiredness, sleeping too much or too little
Emotional problems - for example, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, shock
Stress-related disorders - for example, headaches, insomnia, anxiety
Injuries - for example, sports injuries, injuries from accidents, repetitive strain injury
Back problems - for example, lower back pain, sciatica
Brain damage, for example, stroke
Serious and terminal illnesses - for example, cancer. I have found that Shiatsu can be very beneficial for people who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Although it may not necessarily reverse the illness, Shiatsu can bring a sense of peace, relaxation and well-being, and it can help with the process of dying.
Sian Marian on how Shiatsu can help:
One client who came with back pain was surprised to find a substantial improvement by the end of the first session. This improvement continued with subsequent treatments and the pain has not recurred.
A woman with chronic fatigue syndrome was so weak when she came to me that she had to use a chairlift to go upstairs in her house. She now cycles to my house for treatments, and attributes much of this improvement to the Shiatsu.
A young man I am currently treating for Repetitive Strain Injury in his arms has just begun to play his guitar again.
A senior engineering consultant was experiencing exhaustion: after a few weekly treatments he felt his vitality return.
A young woman who was trying to get pregnant was concerned about palpitations she was experiencing. Shortly after I started treating her she conceived and within a few more weeks the palpitations disappeared. I continued to treat her throughout the pregnancy which was straightforward and problem free.
A man came to me with extreme anxiety and an underlying lack of self confidence. He benefitted from the shiatsu to the extent that after some months he had the confidence to apply for a more suitable job. His application was successful.
What my clients have to say
Shiatsu with Sian Marian has been a big component in my recovery from RSI. I think it's a good thing to do just for your general well-being.
Dr Zamin Iqbal
Shiatsu is very helpful. It balances me out when I'm stressed and all over the place!
In over five years of dealing with an undiagnosed neuromuscular problem, shiatsu has provided helpful practical therapy in the best tradition of complementary medicine. It is independent both of high-technology and the need for western diagnosis, and is entirely non-invasive. I have used it to good effect while taking Western medicine as well. It has provided surprisingly effective relief from muscle aches and cramps, headaches, numbness and even tight chest and stomach problems. Even had it had no effect whatsoever on the current problems, I could recommend the experience for its effectiveness at reducing tension and promoting a sense of well-being - every time.
Dr Marjorie Winter, Mathematician
I really feel shiatsu has an effect on me. I find it hard to put into words quite what it is but I find I want to keep coming.
Jenny Henderson, HR Manager
I decided to try Shiatsu having consulted my GP and a Specialist about a digestive problem to no effect. I soon noticed an improvement . As this was the only change I had made I can only assume that Shiatsu had a positive impact on my condition. I can say that I no longer suffer from a condition that had a major effect on my life. I believe that Shiatsu has been the main reason for this improvement. Since this time I have continued to see Sian and I highly value my fortnightly Shiatsu session in helping to maintain my physical, emotional and mental fitness.
Matt Beeke, Psychologist