What is Shiatsu Massage?
Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the mind, body and spirit. The aim of the treatment is to balance the flow of energy around the body’s 12 meridians.
Shiatsu is a full body treatment performed through the clothes in order to produce deeper effects.
Shiatsu is the Japanese word for ‘finger pressure’. However, as well as their fingers practitioners also use their palms, elbows, arms, knees and feet to apply pressure to the same acupoints as those used in acupressure and acupuncture to free up the meridians and restore a harmonious energy flow.
Benefits of Shiatsu Massage
Some of the benefits of Shiatsu Massage are:
- Back pain
- Painful periods
- Fatigue and depression
Shiatsu massage also improves general health by stimulating the circulation and immune system, balancing hormones and relieving stress.
Who Can’t Be Treated?
Anyone with blood or lymphatic cancer should not undergo Shiatsu treatment. Otherwise treatment from a professional practitioner is safe for anyone, even small children, pregnant women and the elderly.