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Benefits of Shiatsu

When the day has got you down, there may be no better remedy than a massage. And shiatsu massage is a popular pressure point technique that promotes calm, wellness, and overall health.

What is shiatsu massage?

Hailing from Japan, shiatsu is a bodywork therapy that taps into the energy (or qi) that flows throughout our body. Using a range of massage motions including tapping and kneading, the shiatsu therapist focuses on freeing blocked energy to help the body heal itself.
Your therapist will use their hands, palms, and fingers to massage the body and its pressure points. The therapy goes beyond the physical plane to restore and balance energy – and in this way can also be thought of as a form of energy healing.

How can shiatsu benefit me?

Shiatsu can benefit your body and energy in a range of ways – and those benefits depend on the qi in your body and whether you have excess or blocked energy.
Your shiatsu therapist will likely assess your health and energy before beginning treatment.  This is the opportune time to discuss your health concerns, and any illnesses, ailments, injuries, or pain you are experiencing.

Reported benefits of shiatsu massage include:

•          Stress relief and relaxation
•          Insomnia relief and improved sleep
•          Improve digestion and relief from constipation
•          Reduce muscle soreness and back pain
•          Alleviate arthritis
•          Reduce migraines and headaches
•          Improve circulation
Some people have also turned to shiatsu massage to assist with premenstrual syndrome symptoms, skin issues, and even chemotherapy symptoms. However, these haven’t been backed up by research.
If you experience any of the health issues mentioned above, you might want to try shiatsu massage for yourself. Search the ntpages directory for a shiatsu therapist in your local area.

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