Shiatsu is a hands-on Japanese healing therapy which has roots dating back over 1000 years. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and can help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives. Treatments are received on the floor on a futon or on a couch. [caption id="attachment_16" align="alignnone" width="300"] Shiatsu diagnosis is done by touching each meridian zone in the hara.[/caption] Shiatsu pressure is applied through a layer of clothing. Shiatsu draws on traditional Chinese medicine and makes use of the meridian network and points which Acupuncturists use. Shiatsu encourages a deep calming of mind and body to take place. Courses at the college promote the basic skills which can grow into giving simple home treatments to family and friends.