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The Alternative for Wellness even for those who do not like being touched

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Are you among those people who don't particularly like being touched, but are interested in discovering new ways to improve your well-being? If yes, then you might be surprised to learn that shiatsu might be just what you're looking for. In this article, we'll explore how shiatsu can offer an alternative to traditional physical contact and provide numerous benefits for body and mind.

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a form of manual therapy originating in Japan which is based on the pressure of the body's energy points. Unlike other massage techniques, shiatsu does not require rubbing or kneading motions. Using hands, fingers and palms, the therapist applies pressure to specific points on the body (the same as in acupuncture), stimulating energy flow and promoting overall well-being.

Beneficial effects of Shiatsu

Shiatsu offers a number of both physical and mental benefits. The pressures applied during a shiatsu session can promote deep relaxation, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, relieve muscle tension and promote energy rebalancing. Additionally, many people report gaining a sense of calm and mental tranquility after a shiatsu session, thereby reducing stress and anxiety.

The non-invasiveness of Shiatsu

For those who dislike being touched, shiatsu can be especially appealing. During a shiatsu session, there is no need to undress, nor is oil or lotion used on the skin. The therapist can work through clothing, allowing you to maintain your privacy and feel more comfortable during treatment.

Personalization of Sessions

One of the defining characteristics of shiatsu is its flexibility and the ability to customize each session. Shiatsu therapists are highly trained to work attuned to their clients' individual needs. If you don't feel comfortable with touching a certain part of the body, you can openly communicate it to the therapist. This open communication allows you to create a comfortable and respectful shiatsu session, adapted to your personal preferences and limits.


But you don't just have to take my word for it. To better understand how shiatsu can be appreciated even by those who don't like being touched, I want to share the testimony of one of my clients who discovered the value of shiatsu despite her initial reservations.

"Initially I had doubts about Shiatsu, because I don't like being touched and I thought it was a waste of time. But I changed my mind after receiving Agnese's treatments. I feel freer in my movements and in my mind, and now I can more easily recognize when I have to take care of myself".

Shiatsu offers a valid alternative for well-being even for those who do not like to be touched. Thanks to its non-invasive nature and the ability to customize sessions, shiatsu allows you to experience the benefits of treatment without feeling uncomfortable with physical contact.

If you've always wanted to improve your well-being, but have avoided traditional massages due to your aversion to physical contact, shiatsu may be the perfect solution for you. Don't let fear of touch stop you from experiencing the many benefits of this ancient healing practice.

Remember, the key to a good shiatsu experience is communicating openly with the therapist and finding someone you feel comfortable with. With a competent professional attentive to your needs, you can enjoy the benefits of shiatsu treatment and discover a new way of taking care of yourself.

For more information on shiatsu and the testimonies of people who have overcome their aversion to physical contact thanks to this practice, I invite you to read the testimony of my client at the following link

Don't let your worries keep you from trying something new. Shiatsu can be a wonderful option for your well-being, even if you don't like being touched.

Be open and discover how this age-old practice can improve your life.

Good contact,


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