What is Shiatsu Massage?
Shiatsu Is A Physical Therapy That Supports And Strengthens The Body’s Natural Ability To Heal And Balance Itself. It Works On The Whole Person - Not Just With The Physical Body, But Also With The Psychological, Emotional And Spiritual Aspects Of Being.
Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.
Today, Shiatsu has a number of different styles, philosophical approaches and theoretical bases and practitioners around the world are still evolving new approaches to treatment. Some concentrate on acupressure (acupuncture) points, while others emphasise more general work on the body or along the pathways of energy to influence the Ki that flows in them. Other styles highlight diagnostic systems, such as the Five Element system or the macrobiotic approach. However all are based on traditional Chinese medicine (source: Shiatsu Society).
Benefits of Shiatsu Massage
- • Relieves muscle tension and spasms
- • Relief from ailments such as migraines and digestive digestive problems
- • Relaxes and soothes
- • May relieve constipation when applied to abdominal area