A Japanese term that means finger pressure, shiatsu is a kind of treatment that uses finger pressure as well as the palms, thumbs, forearms, elbows, feet and knees. Pressure will be applied to the energy lines’ areas or the meridians in order to promote better health through stimulating the Ki or energy flow of the body. hello

Contribution by: Julie Cooper – Shiatsu Healing

Shiatsu helps reduce the pain related to different conditions. Shiatsu will also help you in self healing and self development. This can also balance the underlying causes of a particular condition, improve psychological and physical functions, promote better health and strengthen the healing abilities of the body.

Indulging in a shiatsu massage every now and then can give you a deeply relaxing experience while attention regular sessions can remarkably help in preventing the buildup of stress from your day to day activities. After your shiatsu treatment, you will be able to enjoy the feelings of utmost relaxation and increase vitality like you’ve never felt before. Some of shiatsu’s immediate physical benefits include:

  • Stimulation of the hormonal, lymphatic and circulatory systems.
  • Regulation of the autonomic nervous system’s activity.

Contribution by: Julie Cooper – Shiatsu Healing

For your initial shiatsu massage, you have to provide the therapist with your complete medical history. They will need to know the condition of your general health as well as your current lifestyle habits. See to it that you will give an accurate and full account because this information is going to be used by your therapist for deciding which energy points need to be treated to cure your complaints.

Every shiatsu session generally lasts from around 40 minutes to one hour. The session will take place on a padded mat on the floor. The session will start with gentle manipulation and stretching techniques that will help in relaxing the muscles and stimulating the movement of the energy. Pressure will then be applied to the two wide areas and the precise points and these can vary depending to the needs of your body. There are times when the pressure can be calming and gentle. There are also times when the pressure applied is deeply stimulating. The type and amount of pressure will basically depend on your specific needs.

Contribution by: Julie Cooper – Shiatsu Healing


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