Shiatsu in Glasgow – Pro Holistic – on site Shiatsu Glasgow

Shiatsu Glasgow

Pro Holistic provides Shiatsu in Glasgow and the surrounding area. We are based in Glasgow G75, from where we provide our services, including on site Shiatsu (holistic therapy) clinics, within the Glasgow, Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire areas.

Shiatsu in Glasgow - Pro Holistic - shiatsu east kilbridePro Holistic therapies available are: –

  • Shiatsu
  • Massage
  • Sports Injury
  • Stress Management

We also use Hip Clearance (Seitai) for realignment of the hips/pelvis,and Post Isometric Relaxation & Reciprocal Inhibition (Sotai) for muscle injuries.


Treatment prices: –

  • Head, neck & shoulders massage (30 minutes)- £20.00
  • Full Shiatsu treatment (aprox 1 hour) – £32.00
  • Sports Injury treatment (aprox 1 hour) – £32.00
  • Healing Qigong treatment (aprox 1 hour) – £32.00
  • Stress Management (aprox 1 hour) – £32.00 or £280 for a ten-session block booking
  • Home visits – Price on application


If you wish to book for a holistic massage, or Shiatsu in Glasgow, enquire about arranging on site clinics of Shiatsu in Glasgow, or require further information about any of our other services, please use the form on our Contact Us page or call us on 01355 266011.


On Site Shiatsu in Glasgow

on site shiatsu in Glasgow - Pro Holistic - on site shiatsu glasgowPro-Holistic provides two separate schemes for Shiatsu treatment and on-site massage in the workplace. Details of these are available on our Corporate page.
Some of our, Glasgow based, corporate clients and businesses who have benefitted from on site Shiatsu massage: –

  • Scottish Nuclear
  • British Energy
  • Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow
  • Corporate Events Scotland, Glasgow
  • Spence Allan Associates, Glasgow
  • Fergusson McIlveen, Glasgow
  • Hands up for Trad
  • The Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year Competition, Glasgow

Des giving seated Shiatsu treatment during on site Shiatsu in Glasgow. “Shiatsu has become very popular as an on-site treatment and I now carry out on-site Shiatsu for a number of corporate clients. Shiatsu is known to be relaxing, yet invigorating, and many of my clients have been so pleased with the results that they are recommending Shiatsu to their friends and colleagues. The efficacy of Shiatsu is its selling point………just ask anyone who has had a treatment. They, at least all my clients, all say that the wish that they had been aware of Shiatsu and its healing properties years ago. But it is never too late…………..

Des Lawton MRSS, who graduated as a practitioner from the Glasgow School of Shiatsu in 1996, practices Zen Shiatsu, Sotai & Seitai. He became a Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society in 1997. Since then, Des has been practicing in the Glasgow area, promoting Shiatsu and the benefits that it brings.



In Western medicine you can use the analogy of the doctor as a repairman….Wait until the body/mind system is faulty, then repair it. In the Orient however, the analogy could be that of a gardener who constantly tends his plot, thereby ensuring healthy growth. Shiatsu massage therapy covers both of these aspects – healing and promoting health.

Shiatsu (pronounced shee-at-soo) is a Japanese word meaning “finger pressure” and is the name coined earlier this century to describe this form of healing. It has been recognised as a healing system by the Japanese Government for over 50 years and has recently been recognised by the European Parliament and included in the European Register of Non-Conventional Medical Disciplines.

Shiatsu massage therapy is based on Chinese acupuncture and the Japanese system of Anma (massage) and is occasionally referred to in the rather inexact term “Acupressure”. The practitioner may use fingers, thumbs, elbows and knees to apply pressure as well as incorporating gentle stretches and manipulations. Physically this has the effect of stimulating the circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid, it works on both divisions of the autonomic nervous system, helps to release toxins and deep seated tension in the muscles, and can stimulate the hormonal system. On a more subtle level it allows the receiver to relax deeply and get in touch with their body’s own healing abilities. Treatment usually leaves a feeling of well-being and calmness, of being more in touch with one’s body and self.


What is Shiatsu used for?

Shiatsu is a fantastic way of de-stressing the body, the mind and the spirit that frees up your body’s healing energies. It both energises and relaxes the receiver bring about a feeling of real wellbeing.

In Japan, its place of origin, it is used to treat: –

  • Sports injuries, frozen shoulder, sciatica, lumbar pain, leg cramps.
  • Headaches, migraine, tinnitus, dizziness, insomnia, neck/shoulder pain, anxiety, tension, stress.
  • Palpitations and panic attacks.
  • Facial pain, sinusitis, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy.
  • Fibromyalgia, ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Arthritis, rheumatic pain.
  • Lethargy, melancholy, depression, breathlessness, asthma, eczema, bronchitis.
  • Constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, indigestion, colitis, cystitis, nausea.
  • Oedema, water retention.
  • Menstrual problems.

For further information on the efficacy of Shiatsu please visit Shiatsu & Acupressure Medical Trials at


Guidelines for patients having Shiatsu

In order to gain the most benefit from a Shiatsu treatment, here are simple guidelines to follow: –

  • It is best not to drink alcohol on the day of the treatment; have a light meal at least one hour before your treatment.
  • Do not take a long hot bath on the day of the treatment.
  • For treatment wear loose clothing, preferably cotton, such as a tracksuit or a jogging suit. You will usually remain fully clothed during Shiatsu treatment, which normally takes place on a futon (padded surface) at floor level.


Response to Shiatsu treatment

After Shiatsu you will probably feel invigorated yet relaxed. Sometimes the first benefits to occur do not improve the main complaint, but rather overall health. For example, the body’s eliminative functions may have to be improved before specific pain can be relieved. The duration and the frequency of treatment will vary from person to person, as will the total number of treatments.

Most people have two opposing tendencies: one, the wish to regain health and freedom: the other, to remain attached to old behaviour patterns which reinforce the sickness. While patients generally experience increased well-being, there may be temporary “healing reactions” as toxins and negative emotions are released; these may take the form of a headache or ‘flu like symptoms for 24 hours, in such cases contact your therapist so that they can reassure you. Shiatsu massage therapy affects all levels of our being, the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual; treatment is attuned to the individual’s character. The practitioner may give advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, encouraging self-understanding and greater independence on health matters. This in turn leads to improved self-confidence and lasting peace of mind for the patient.


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If you wish to enquire about on-site Glasgow Shiatsu clinic availability, or require further information, please use the form on our Contact Us page. Or call us on 01355 266011




The therapies provided by Pro Holistic are of a Complementary nature. You are advised, in the first instance, to consult a medical practitioner in order that you receive a medical diagnosis. Self-diagnosis is not recommended and internet-based advice is no substitute for a face-to-face visit with a medical practitioner.