Shiatsu originated in Japan it is a hand-on traditional Japanese healing therapy. The aim of Shiatsu massage is to balance and re-store the body’s natural energy flow. Shiatsu massage treats the whole person rather than a specific conditions or symptom.
The body has twelve meridians, each of these meridians are linked to a body organ. Shiatsu massage stimulates energy points along these meridians thus re-storing healing by balancing the natural energy flow around the body.
The Practitioner will apply pressure to the meridian points using their body weight and sensory organs, palms, fingers, thumbs, elbows, forearms knees and feet. You will not be required to remove your clothes during the massage. Wear loose comfortable clothing, you may be asked to lie on the floor on a mat, this is to help relax muscles. Shiatsu incorporates pressure, rubbing, holding and stretching, it can be deep but techniques are performed sensitively.
Shiatsu is a deeply therapeutic and relaxing experience. Some common conditions eased include, menstrual problems, asthma, sports injuries, stress and emotional anxiety disorders, back pain , neck pain, muscular aches and pains, headaches amounts others.
- Benefits of Shiatsu massage
- Improves over all general health and well being
- Improves Circulation
- Reduces depression , anxiety and stress disorders
- Increases Mental and spiritual awareness
- Flushes toxins from body
- Reduces muscular aches and pains
- Increases flexibility
- Promotes relaxation
- Eases sleep disorders
Shiatsu massages can invigorate the circulatory system and reduce muscular tension. According to the Shiatsu Society, shiatsu practitioners aim to align the body’s inner energies with the physical body structure to ward of disease and maintain wellness by means of pressure and manipulation.