Shiatsu Society (UK)

Learn Self-Shiatsu techniques and exercises in your local community

Simple yet powerful ways to maintain your wellbeing and energy

Many Shiatsu Practitioners around the UK offer Grassroots Shiatsu classes in their local community. These classes are all about empowering people to look after themselves, and hopefully mean they don’t need to seek the support of practitioners so often, but become self sufficient, and live life more fully.

A part of everyday life

Traditionally in Japan Shiatsu has been a part of everyday life - families would use acupressure on each other, and on themselves, to relieve minor ailments, healing each other with touch.

People also practised movement and mindfulness exercises which promote the flow of Ki (energy) in the body. These exercises help to connect body and mind, and ground our connection with the earth whilst opening our connection to the Ki of the universe.

In your local community today

Classes may include a variety of different exercises that support health and wellbeing. These exercises form part of the practice of Shiatsu and can be enjoyed by people in a group context, in addition to one-to-one treatments with a certified Practitioner. 

The exercises could include stretches, mindfulness, qi gong, movement, Do-In, breathwork. Classes might include information from Traditional Chinese Medicine or Zen Shiatsu theory, to help people to understand their own energy (Ki). Classes may also include acupressure and Shiatsu techniques to do on yourself, or exploring with each other by working in partners.

Find out more

This article explains more about the ethos behind Grassroots Shiatsu.