Jan. 7, 2021, 8 a.m.
Primarily developed in Japan, Shiatsu massage is a traditional therapy involving 'finger pressure' applied to specific sections of the body. Like in acupressure it uses points on the body and a rhythmic movement across those points. Techniques like kneading, tapping and stretching are incorporated, by Shiatsu therapists.
Practitioners of Shiatsu therapy mainly aim at facilitating the flow of 'Chi' or energy through the body, which, according to them, is vital to one's well-being. This massage aims to remove blockages that restrict the flow of 'chi', which helps people feel better.
It is carried out on a low-lying table. At the same time, the client wears comfortable and loose clothing, making it non-invasive and suitable for people who are getting newly introduced to the realm of remedial therapy.
Receiving a Shiatsu massage entails a wide range of benefits. While most common ones are stimulation of the circulatory system, removal of bodily toxins and passive stretching of the entire body, this therapy's rewards go way beyond.
Apart from a handful of people, including pregnant women, patients diagnosed with heart diseases and those under chemotherapy/radiation treatment, Shiatsu massage is safe and beneficial for everyone. It is milder physiotherapy which helps your muscles relax, and your body realign.
Going for a Shiatsu massage at least twice a month would also be an excellent preventive method to keep one's well-being in check.
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