Zen Shiatsu Chicago Massage Treatments
Shiatsu For Stress Relief & Wellness
What can I expect during a shiatsu session?
When you arrive at our clinic, we will ask you to fill out a brief intake form. This will help your practitioner get a better picture of your overall health. They may spend some time discussing any goals or specific issues you would like to address in the session. They may also have some questions regarding your medical history or the specific nature of any issues you may be experiencing.
During your shiatsu session you will wear soft, loose-fitting, clothing such as sweats or yoga clothes. The practitioner will ask you to lie down on a cotton mat or massage table that has been prepared for your arrival. Depending on your specific situation, the practitioner will ask you to lie on your back, on your stomach, or in some cases on your side. If it is uncomfortable for you to lie flat, pillows and bolsters may be used to support sensitive areas such as the knees or ankles.
Relaxation is the ground of all healing. Shiatsu should feel relaxing and nourishing. If any aspect of the work is overstimulating and you can’t relax, you can let your practitioner know and they can adjust accordingly until you can relax completely.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I wear?
Please come wearing or bring soft, loose-fitting clothing. Full-length pants such as sweatpants, yoga pants, or even pajama pants are ideal. Jeans and similar pants do not work well for shiatsu because they restrict range of motion and have zippers, buttons and snaps that can be uncomfortable while lying on your stomach. For a shirt, t-shirts, short or long sleeve work well. If you tend to get cold easily, wear an extra layer, as the body temperature can drop while lying down.
What if I forget to bring clothing appropriate for shiatsu?
Loaner shirts and pants are available if you forget to bring your clothes or don’t have time to stop at home.
What is your cancellation policy?
To reschedule or cancel an appointment, please call by 5pm on the last business day before the appointment. Exceptions can be made only in the case of extreme emergency. Thank you for your consideration!
Call 847-864-1130 to book an appointment, or use the green button below!