One of the newer massage techniques that is being used around the world is the Shiatsu massage technique. The first Shiastu massage school started in the 1940s when founder Namikoshi perfected the technique based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and wanted to share his knowledge with other massage therapists. The technique originates from Japan, shiatsu means finger pressure which is one of the main techniques used in this massage style. It has major influences from Chinese Medicine which combines the ancient theory and practice of both Chinese medicine as a whole and acupuncture and acupressure more specifically to treat specific issues. Shiastu massage has been designed to help clients relax and address stress related issues, depression, muscle pains, tense muscles and other small bodily issues. By using Traditional Chinese Medicine as a main inspiration and using pressure techniques and stretching, the masseuse is able to address stress related issues and body aches by using the body’s own energy flow. By using touch, pressure and light stretching, the massage therapists can easily and carefully treat the sore areas of the body while trying to restore the body’s energy flow.
Shiatsu massage uses pressure techniques and stretching among other massage techniques. By using the bodily energy flow as a main focus and guide line, the pressure and stretching can be performed on a different part of the body than you might expect. This is because the technique is using acupressure techniques which are based on pressure points. Certain areas in the body correspond and connect with other areas in the body, which makes massage techniques using acupressure a good starting point for treating minor bodily issues. By using pressure techniques and stretching, tension and stress related muscle issues can be treated directly and indirectly, depending on the issue and area. Most massage therapists that practice Shiatsu massage have developed their own unique style and philosophical approach. All therapists will draw from the basic theory that includes the specific stretching and pressure techniques that will respect the bodily energy and will focus on recovering the energy flow, and will follow the idea that the Traditional Chinese Medicine is the main theory and practice to base these techniques on. When you have found a massage therapist that will perform a Shiatsu massage, please don’t hesitate to ask your questions and communicate your concerns or individual preferences. Every massage therapist will aim for the best, most professional and most individualized massage therapy possible to make sure your issues are being treated and you will feel revived and energized after the treatment.
A massage treatment will increase your mental and physical health by treating several issues your body and mind are dealing with and affect your overall feeling and energy. Shiatsu massage aims specifically on restoring and improving the energy flow within your body by using acupressure techniques, stretching and applying pressure on body parts that need special attention. When dealing with stress, lack of energy, sleeping problems and feeling under the weather a Shiatsu massage can help by treating those issues and give your body and mind an energy boost. By using the energy flow of the body, the massage therapist is able to detect any obstructions and tense areas that affect the natural energy flow. This kind of massage can have an almost spiritual like feeling because it respects both the body and mind greatly. Bodily issues and health issues caused by stress and emotions can be treated successfully which restores the balance between body and mind. The treatment is a very relaxing massage therapy that will improve your overall feeling of wellbeing and will make you feel relaxed and revived like never before.