The shiatsu massage is a very ancient practice that uses pressure and manipulation to relax or invigorate the body to maintain good health. This therapy also aims to relieve the mind as well as to readjust the energy balance of the subject. Shiatsu is a Japanese word that means “finger pressure”. It is a form of manual therapy and massage of the disciplines of Oriental medicine and acupuncture.
Pressure of the fingers on the points of acupuncture or acupressure are directed to the deeper layers which can more effectively raise energy but can sometimes prove quite painful, especially at the beginning. Shiatsu massage follows a rigorous sequence in which the practitioner may need to perform pressure on hundreds of acupuncture points. Although the movements seem to be fairly simple observed from the outside, they act in depth on the vital energy and subtle levels.
As a general rule, the shiatsu massage is practiced by having the patient dressed in soft and lightweight garments allowing the practitioner to enter directly into contact with energy without touching the skin.
Standard shiatsu massage will have a deep effect on all of the energies of the body without having to diagnose and apply specific techniques of Chinese medicine reserved for professionals. It will relax muscles, stimulate the immune and endocrine system and cause relaxation and well-being by a positive effect on the nervous system.
In the case of stress, our bodies react by releasing hormones to speed up the heart rate and respiration, increase muscle tone in order to prepare for the fight or flight response. Conversely, when we are relaxed, the heart rate slowed down, the blood pressure drops, the breathing is slowed down, the muscles relax. Shiatsu massage can help the patient to recover more easily and more quickly through the natural state of relaxation and well-being. In this sense, it is a very effective and even preventive anti-stress therapy.
It should be recalled that the shiatsu massage is beneficial for all and it:
- Helps to relieve stress, soothe the mind and find a deep state of well-being.
- Improves blood circulation, facilitates breathing, relieves tension and stiffness.
- Promotes a return to the energy balance of the body, thereby returning form and tone.
- Stimulates the immune system
- Efficient in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.
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