Shiatsu for pregnancy

Shiatsu for Positive Pregnancy

Shiatsu for Mothers To Be – Marking a time of great change, pregnancy can be both emotionally fulfilling and physically demanding; it is a unique experience and a range of Shiatsu techniques are available to help you throughout, during your pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Shiatsu can be very beneficial in helping to maintain your sense of poise and balance and reinforcing your confidence and self-esteem while easing any discomfort arising during your pregnancy.

When used as an adjunct to conventional care, Shiatsu is very supportive for all women, particularly those anxious about their impending labour and the advent of parenthood.

Nearer your time, an orientation session with both you and your partner is highly recommended; Maria can teach your partner how they can best support you in this exciting but unknown time. They will learn to know what to do and how to gauge when to do it; they will be taught and encouraged to play an active role during your labour using acupressure and a variety of appropriate Shiatsu techniques to assist and support you in the wonderful experience of giving birth.

Shiatsu is particularly beneficial with the following symptoms:


  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Oedema
  • Back pain
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia


  • Natural induction
  • Pain and discomfort in the 1st and 2nd stages
  • During contractions


  • Depression
  • Lactation problems
  • Tiredness
  • Emotional equilibrium
  • Relaxation


‘Having regular Shiatsu treatments with Maria during my pregnancy made me feel confident and able to trust its natural process I highly recommend it’.

Nicola S (St Albnas)