Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu Massage Therapy

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Shiatsu Massage Therapy utilizes a combination of pressure and assisted-stretching techniques, some of which are common to other therapies, such as Massage. The treatment stimulates the circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid, releases toxins and deep seated tensions from the muscles, stimulates the hormonal system and the immune system, and acts on the autonomic nervous system, allowing the recipient to relax deeply and to get in touch with own healing power. Shiatsu means “finger pressure,” which describes the technique. In shiatsu therapy, pressure with thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet is applied to pressure points on the body. This form of massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points.

 

 

Some Benefits of Shiatsu Massage Therapy

  • Reduced stress & fatigue (tsubo) accumulated in the body
  • Increased circulation of blood and lymph
  • Reduced blood pressure and muscle stiffness
  • Increased vitality, stamina and energy (Qi)
  • Relief from headaches
  • Promotes healing from sprains and similar injuries
  • Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers
  • Helps those dealing with insomnia
  • Shiatsu Massage aids in treatment of such various things as digestive disorders, bowel trouble, morning sickness, and menstrual problems