Ten years ago, following the recommendation of a friend, Emma Michael went to her first Shiatsu therapy session. Unsure what to expect, the treatment changed the course of her life forever, leading her along a path of self-discovery, healing and personal growth. Today Emma has stopped “being selfish with Shiatsu,” and is using her innate ability to feel energy imbalances within the body as a full-time Shiatsu practitioner and supporting her clients on their own journeys. We speak to Emma to find out more about this ancient holistic therapy.
What exactly is Shiatsu and how does it differ from other types of massage?
Shiatsu is a fully clothed, full body therapy traditionally practiced on a futon on the floor.