Cat Westwood Shiatsu 

BA (Hons)   MrSS   CYT Meridian Yoga

How to get the most out of your Shiatsu

Here are some guidelines that will help you get the most out of your shiatsu treatment.

If you have any questions about any of these points please ask.


Shiatsu is a holistic therapy, primarily to help you redistribute your Ki more comfortably and secondly to alleviate symptoms. Though symptom improvement can often be swift, this is not always the case and some chronic symptoms may take longer to improve.  

Before the treatment

  • Try to book your appointment on a day when you do not have any taxing commitments afterwards. The more you can relax after the treatment the more effective it will be

  • Please be on time for your appointment, as we have to finish on time

  • If you are unable to make your appointment please let me know as soon as possible. If you give less than 48 hours notice you will be charged for the full amount for the session

  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes

  • Have an extra layer of clothing i.e sweatshirt or jumper or cardigan, as you may be more sensitive to the cold after the treatment

  • Be ware of your eating before the treatment, ensure that you are neither too full nor too hungry.

  • If there is a chance you are pregnant please let me know

  • If you are taking medication please bring a written list of the product names and dosage

After the treatment


  • Allow yourself some time in case you feel the need to sit down quietly for a while straight after the treatment. This is especially important if you are driving home.

  • As far as possible do whatever you feel you want to after the treatment: often this can be sleeping or walking, laughing or crying. Whatever it is just allow it to happen, as this is how your Ki wants to move.

  • It is advisable to avoid alcohol, non-prescription drugs and hot baths till the next day.

Due to the current climate of COVID-19, Cat is keeping up to date with government guidelines and NHS advice. Cat will wear a face mask & or visor during treatments.  Clients please wear a mask to your face-to-face treatments and wash hands or use hand sanitiser on arrival. All treatments are spaced out to account for full ventilation and sanitisation.

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