Shiatsu for midwives: a touch relaxing

Pract Midwife. 2012 May;15(5):24-7.


This article outlines how shiatsu can be integrated into midwifery care by both midwives and shiatsu practitioners. It describes what shiatsu is and its value in maternity care. It concludes that there is much potential for the integration of shiatsu into midwifery practice although more research is needed.

MeSH terms

  • Acupressure / methods
  • Acupressure / nursing*
  • Female
  • Holistic Health*
  • Humans
  • Maternal Welfare
  • Midwifery / methods*
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care / methods*
  • Women's Health*