Shiatsu is a unique therapeutic massage, non – invasive physical therapy designed to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Literally translated, Shiatsu means “finger pressure.” The technique involves the systematic application of manual pressure to the body in order to assess and treat variety of conditions. In terms of physiology, Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension.
Shiatsu therapy is a distinctly Japanese and has evolved out of oriental medicine wisdom. It is founded upon the same principles as Acupuncture, although no needles are used. It also incorporates the modern Western sciences of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Shiatsu therapy has been fully incorporated into the modern public healthcare system of Japan, and has been regulated as distinct therapy by the Japanese Ministry of Health since 1964.
What conditions are commonly treated by shiatsu?
Shiatsu proofed successful in treating conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems like back pain, neck pain, sciatica and others to nausea, migraine headache, digestive problems…
After a treatment
Occasionally after a treatment you may feel tired, headachy, or heavy, more energy, relaxed, sleepy etc.. These last only a day or two and are not unusual. It’s body’s natural reaction to changes. Please phone your therapist if you are concerned.