Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic Japanese bodywork. It uses massaging, kneading, soothing, pressing, tapping and stretching techniques without oils through light, comfortable clothing. Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that can help reduce stress. It also contributes to overall well-being. It is believed to have both preventative and remedial effects.
Shiatsu can be used in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal, internal and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle tension, aid digestion, and has influence on the nervous system. Shiatsu is used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions, such as PMS, digestive issues, headaches, fatigue syndromes, sleeping disorders, fibromyalgia, anxiety, stress and musculoskeletal pain, including: neck, low back and joint pain.
The effect can be stimulating and invigorating or calming and sedative, depending on the goal of the session.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much pressure is used with Shiatsu?
Pressure can range from light to deep depending on the needs of the client.