What is Shiatsu ?
Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese bodywork system that uses the hand, knuckle, palm, elbow, and foot pressure on specific points located along energy pathways called meridians. This pressure promotes the free flow of ki energy, the circulating life force. This oriental medicine maintains that disease occurs because of stagnation or blockage in the flow of ki energy.
Shiatsu massage uses acupressure techniques to release the energy flow throughout the meridians and related organs of the body. This works to restore balance to the body. The practitioner will use a number of acupressure techniques that may include finger pressing, palm pressing, holding, vibration, rubbing, shaking with hand or foot, patting, tapping, kneading, stretching, and joint rotation.
The Shiatsu healing system is well considered for its ability to reduce muscle tension, promotes internal organ function, and prompt intestinal peristaltic contractions. It is found to be deeply relaxing and effective for stress, locomotive, and internal disorders. It is also effective in stimulating blood circulation, and it increases mental as well as physical energy.