Shiatsu is a massage technique from Japan. In fact, the word Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’.
Despite its name, this massage therapy not only utilises the fingertips but also thumbs, palms, knees, forearms, elbows and the massage therapist can even use the feet.
They apply pressure to the meridians or energy lines.
This is done to ‘promote good health by stimulating the body’s energy flow.’
Sessions usually take from 40-60 minutes and commence with gentle stretching and manipulation to help relax and stimulate the movement of energy in the muscles.
Pressure can either stimulate or calm the patient. The specific needs of the patient will determine the amount of pressure that needs to be applied.
In order to gain the most from this form of massage therapy, it is wise to wear thin, loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
Cotton and linen are recommended. You should also be aware that you will be lying on the floor.
Firstly it can help with pain management and alleviate pain.
It can also help the body heal from sports injuries. Shiatsu massage seeks to help a patient in a holistic way and tries to improve overall health.
It is a relaxing form of massage therapy and helps to relieve stress.
When done on a regular basis, a patient should improve their mental and physical health, blood, lymphatic, and hormonal circulation, and help you to relax. It will also rid the body of toxins.
This is a relaxing gentle form of massage therapy and can be very beneficial to your overall health.
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