What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is translated from Japanese as “finger pressure” but Certified Shiatsu Therapists often use palms, and knees as well as their fingers to apply pressure to the body. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and founded on the same theories as acupuncture, this pressure stimulates the body’s own natural healing abilities by regulating the Autonomic Nervous System. This allows the improved function of the body’s internal organs and their systems. Shiatsu pressure is applied directly to the body through clothing or through a covering sheet, utilizing the therapists own body weight through the arms as the source of this comfortable pressure.
What should I expect?
Shiatsu is an effective therapy to relieve and manage acute and chronic conditions. Treatments can help maintain athletes in top physical condition as well as relieve symptoms of terminal illness. Since no oils are used, you may remain fully clothed during a session should you choose. Comfortable pressure is applied using thumbs, palms, elbows, and knees to treat areas on the arms, legs, trunk, neck and head.
Many people experience increased energy levels, increased motion in pain-free muscles and joints, and much improved sleep after a treatment. A few people may experience mild body ache and tiredness after a treatment but these reactions will diminish within the next day or two.
Very few conditions do not benefit from a Shiatsu Treatment. As well as being a treatment for conditions and problems, Shiatsu can be a part of an important prevention and maintenance health care routine.