Cat Westwood


Prices: £45 per 75 min treatment. Special offer: First treatment for new clients £10 off.

What Shiatsu Can Do For You

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being; using touch, movement, stretches as well as pressure points to unblock and balance the body’s Ki.

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

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.

Cat offers treatments on Wednesdays at The Space. To read more about cat, please click here.



“Cat’s kind heart, warm hands and quiet words are helping me to cope with physical and emotional issues. She creates an oasis of calm which I carry home inside me.”  S.Wright

“I have had several Shiatsu sessions with Cat -and it is very apparent that she is a skilled, knowledgable,  intuitive and highly effective Shiatsu practitioner. Cat has a down to earth approach and a wonderful knack for understanding the deeper causes of problems – both on the physical and energetic level – I have found our sessions to be very helpful in dealing with my own issues.  I would not hesitate to recommend her.”  B. Percy