What is Shiatsu treatment?
Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese style massage treatment which has been developed over several hundreds of years in Japan. It also has been known as acupressure massage. Shiatsu in Japanese means “finger pressure”.
Shiatsu is formulated on the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and practised along the meridians in the body. The purpose of Shiatsu treatment is to balance the flow of energy (Ki) along the meridians and collaterals. Shiatsu treatment involves pressure, heating, rubbing or stretching techniques which can be firm or gentle.
Shiatsu treatment prevents the accumulation of stress, relieves muscular tension and improves joint mobility. It can work in a wide range of conditions, such as stiff neck, tight shoulder, back pain, joint injures, digestive problems, stress, depression and fatigue. It can release the “Ki” from acupoints that are blocked and it also returns vital energy to the body.
It is important to ensure that Shiatsu is carried out on clients who have no skin problems or skin injures, because the treatment is carried out on clients who are fully clothed.