Shiatsu is a form of massage therapy based on the same energetic principles as acupuncture but uses thumb and hand pressure rather that needles. A full hour Shiatsu session is performed on a mat, similar to a futon, with clothes on. Shiatsu can also be incorporated as part of a massage session on a massage table that includes other massage techniques.


The therapist is called the “Giver” and the client the “Receiver” in a Shiatsu session. The giver responds to the receiver’s energy to provide just the right amount of pressure for any body type.


What conditions can Shiatsu be used to treat?

  • Insomnia   
  • Anxiety and Depression   
  • Muscular Tension   
  • Headaches   
  • Digestive Disturbances   
  • Menstrual Dysfunction   
  • Low Resistance to Infection
  • Sinus Congestion   
  • Retention of Fluid in Tissues   
  • Poor Circulation
  • Backache   
  • Synovitis   
  • Sprains and Strains   
  • Neck and Shoulder Stiffness   
  • Joint Pain


Sam Margaret Wolf trained in techniques and application at the Zen Shiatsu Institute in Evanston. She has extensive experience in using Shiatsu and other massage techniques to help clients at the Natural Health Improvement Center in Alsip. The cost of a 1 hour shiatsu session with Sam is $75, call 708-636-5555 to schedule your Shiatsu experience today!


Samantha Margaret Wolf, LMT, CST


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