Shiatsu is a bodywork therapy from Japan based on the principles of acupressure. Pressure is applied to points around the body so that energy can flow more easily. This can improve blood circulation, release feel-good hormones (endorphins) and help free the body of toxins.
This therapy can help with a range of symptoms including pain, nausea, depression, anxiety, poor appetite and sleeplessness. People who receive the treatment often describe feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful after a session. This can often lead to new insight and a sense of hopefulness.
Being close to someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer can have a major impact on your life as well as theirs. It can be just as hard for you as it is for the person with the diagnosis. That’s why we offer support to the loved-ones of those living with cancer because you are just as important.