Shiatsu translates as “finger pressure” in Japanese. Shiatsu assists the body’s innate ability to restore balance by moving energy in tight and stagnant areas, and channeling energy to areas where there is energy deficiency. The therapy combines traditional Japanese therapies that emerged in the early 1900s with modern western medical knowledge.
Shiatsu has less in common with massage therapy than what appears at first glance. It is rather more closely aligned with acupuncture where touch and acupressure is used on points and their meridian pathways rather than needles. Treatment is delivered through kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching techniques and is performed without oils and over light, comfortable clothing.
Shiatsu has both preventative and remedial effects – it can help reduce stress and has shown its ability to contribute to overall wellbeing. The therapy is used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions, such as headaches, PMS, digestive disorders, fatigue, insomnia, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety and musculoskeletal pain, including low back, neck and joint pain.
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