Welcome to Equipoise Shiatsu

          Helping you with life's little ups and downs

Equipoise Shiatsu is a complementary therapy available for people and/or horses and operates from Colchester, Essex.  Equipoise Shiatsu is run by Rose Brown, who trained and qualified initially with the British School of Shiatsu-Do and is registered as an approved Practitioner with the Shiatsu Society.  Rose has also been independently assessed by the Equine Shiatsu Association (tESA) as an approved Equine Shiatsu Practitioner.

Shiatsu comes from the Far East and literally means 'finger pressure' in Japanese.  It is often described as originating from acupuncture, a Chinese therapy that dates back thousands of years - stone needles have been found at Neolithic sites dating from 8,000 BC.

Shiatsu uses a combination of Five Element, Traditional Chinese medicine and Zen Theories. The Practitioner accesses Qi (Prana in Ayurvedic medicine) within the bodies' meridians by using touch in the form of massage, stretching, physiotherapy techniques and pressure.

Shiatsu may be beneficial for many 'disharmonies' such as:

  • Recurrent aches, pains and stiffness
  • Musco-skeletal issues
  • Improving posture
  • Improving flexibility
  • Sports injuries
  • Recovery from operations
  • Stress related problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression
  • General well-being