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From The Bucklersbury Clinic in Hitchin, Shiatsu practitioners, Janine King and Michael Kent specialise in the ancient Japanese complementary therapy, which is widely used in Japanese hospitals as a form of physiotherapy for arthritis, neck, muscle and back pain management.
Whether you want to enhance your general health or alleviate chronic pain; reduce stress levels or recover from a sports injury, Shiatsu is a highly relaxing, preventative therapy that can target pain and improve your wellbeing.
In Japan, Shiatsu is a licensed medical form of physiotherapy, with approximately 70,000 Shiatsu practitioners currently working in Japanese hospitals. A form of acupressure, Shiatsu is a whole body, natural way of managing pain, which is done by focusing on pressure points to help the body restore its natural balance. It is suitable for all ages and is a deeply relaxing therapy that, as well as helping to manage chronic pain, can also improve energy levels and aid better sleep.
Owner of The Bucklersbury Clinic in Hitchin, Janine King, knows first-hand what benefits Shiatsu can bring. She was introduced to Shiatsu after all else had failed to alleviate the symptoms of her arthritis and was so inspired by its effects that she decided to train as a practitioner.
Janine trained with Bedfordshire's Genki School and is currently undertaking a post-graduate research year to enhance her training and knowledge. She is:
- A member of the Shiatsu Society UK
- Registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
- An Associate Member of The Royal Society of Medicine
Please call The Bucklersbury Clinic in Hitchin on 01462 434 900 to make an appointment.
Treating the whole
Janine believes in looking at the individual's lifestyle in order to deliver optimum results; she will suggest ways in which you can build core strength, improve posture and increase mobility, which will help lessen ongoing symptoms.
She also understands that if you have been suffering from chronic pain, such as arthritis or back pain, you have been poked and prodded enough by medical professionals. Therefore, as a non-invasive, relaxing therapy that can be performed whilst fully clothed, Shiatsu makes a very welcome change.
Shiatsu for Sports Injuries
Whether you are a sports professional or keen amateur, a recurring injury or niggle that refuses to go away can have a huge impact.
Fellow Shiatsu practitioner, Michael Kent, has over a decade's experience as a personal trainer. Having suffered a back injury after a motorcycle accident, he tried a range of different treatments to alleviate the pain, but it wasn't until he was introduced to shiatsu that he saw immediate results.
After three years' training, Michael is now a graduate Shiatsu practitioner. With his knowledge of sport-specific training, core conditioning and nutrition, he combines his skills to offer Shiatsu treatments for individuals combating a wide variety of sports injuries.
Contact The Bucklersbury Clinic
Please call The Bucklersbury Clinic on 01462 434 900 to book a shiatsu treatment with Janine or Michael.
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