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Shiatsu with Inka Hilgner MRSS


I have been on my own healing and development journey for over 30 years and have a good understanding of complementary therapies and how they can work together.

I have been a member of the Shiatsu Society since 1990 and run my own professional practice since receiving my diploma from the Shiatsu College and qualifying for the MRSS (member of the register of the Shiatsu Society).

I have worked in a variety of settings alongside practitioners of other complementary therapies as well as GPs.  I am particularly interested in how the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual interact and influence each other.


What is Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of natural healing massage using pressure and touch with similar principals to acupuncture.

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy.  It can help in a wide range of conditions – from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health.

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build-up of stress in our daily lives.

The video below shows practitioners working in different ways:

The following video is a testimonial:

Background to Shiatsu

The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that vital energy [known as Ki in Japanese] flows through the body in a series of channels called meridians.  For many different reasons Ki can stop flowing freely and this then produces a symptom.

Your Shiatsu practitioner will consider your state of health, the symptoms you are experiencing and, depending on your constitution and general energy levels, will use a variety of techniques to improve your energy flow.  These may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on the meridians and, when appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches.

As the quality of Ki changes, the symptoms associated with a lack of flow will gradually improve.  Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the individual as a complete being – not just the physical body but also on an emotional and/or mental level.

Common conditions which have been helped by Shiatsu:

Asthmatic symptoms Joint pain/reduced mobility
Back pain Menstrual problems
Depression Neck stiffness
Digestive problems Sports injuries
Headaches and migraines Whiplash injuries


For Appointments please contact the Centre

75 minute session £49.00

Contact Details:

The Bury Natural Health Centre: 01284 760020

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