Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan. It uses kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching techniques and is performed without oils through light, comfortable clothing.

“Shiatsu” translates as “finger pressure.”

The theory behind shiatsu is that our bodies are made up of energy, called qi, and that energy gets blocked and causes suffering. Shiatsu massage helps remove the blockages by realigning meridian points, which balances the qi and eases the body and mind.

Shiatsu massage has many benefits to the body and mind. Here is a list of some of those benefits:

  • Restore and maintain the body’s energy, especially helpful to those suffering from fatigue and overall weakness.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Reduces stress and tension as well as anxiety and depression.
  • Relief from headaches.
  • Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers.
  • Reduces problems with stiff neck and shoulders as well as backaches (including sciatica).
  • Helps those dealing with insomnia.
  • Aids in treatment of such various things as digestive disorders, bowel trouble, morning sickness, and menstrual problems.