Welcome to Equipoise Shiatsu

     & Acupuncture

           Helping you with life's little ups and downs

Equipoise Shiatsu & Acupuncture are complementary therapies available for people and/or horses and operates from Colchester, Essex.  Equipoise Shiatsu & Acupuncture is run by Rose Brown, who trained and qualified initially with the British School of Shiatsu-Do and is registered as an approved Practitioner with the Acupuncture-Acupressure Council (AcuC).  Rose has also been independently assessed by the Equine Shiatsu Association (tESA) as an approved Equine Shiatsu Practitioner. In 2018 Rose has become a fully qualified Acupuncturist, following a years intensive study and 140 practice treatments, with Bodyharmonics.  Acupuncture is available for people (only qualified vets are allowed to do acupuncture on animals).

Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy, the translation actually means 'finger pressure'.  It is often described as originating from acupuncture, a Chinese therapy that dates back thousands of years - stone needles have been found at Neolithic sites dating from 8,000 BC.  Shiatsu uses a combination of Five Element, Traditional Chinese medicine and Zen Theories. The Practitioner accesses Qi (Prana in Ayurvedic medicine) within the bodies' meridians by using touch in the form of massage, stretching, physiotherapy techniques and pressure.

Acupuncture is a system of inserting fine disposible needles based on theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine.  There are a number of techniques used to diagnose a 'disharmony' and the relevant acupuncture points are used to to re-harmonise the bodies energetics, Qi.

Shiatsu & Acupuncture may be beneficial for many 'disharmonies' such as:

  • Recurrent aches, pains and stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Improving posture
  • Improving flexibility
  • Sports injuries
  • Recovery from operations
  • Stress related problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression
  • Breathing problems
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Weight loss
  • General well-being