Shiatsu is a type of body therapy treatment that originates
from Japan. It uses techniques such as massaging, which
involves pressing, kneading and stretching without the use of
It is excellent for lowering levels of stress and allowing the
body to return to a tranquil state. Shiatsu has been found to
promote digestion, encourage skin renewal, lessen tension in
muscles and have a beneficial impact on the nervous system. It
is a common therapeutic procedure for headaches, migraines,
stress, fatigue, anxiety and pain throughout the body.
Shiatsu uses a traditional concept in both Japanese and
Chinese medicine known as Qi. It is the energy that flows
through out bodies and everything around us. Shiatsu aims to
rebalance and encourage healthy Qi flow.
When a Shiatsu session begins, the therapist will aim to
evaluate how the Qi is in order to give the best treatment. If
the Qi happens to be particularly low, then the therapist will
use certain techniques to restore it.
Patients get the most out of Shiatsu if they have sessions
regularly. This allows the therapist to help the patient maintain
a healthy body and mind.