Shiatsu therapy refers to a healing art which was developed by Japanese based on principles of pathology, anatomy, and physiology. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) argues that energy “chi” in Chinese or “ki” in Japanese, conveyed via pathways in the whole body. These pathways are known as meridians, which connected to internal organs. Thus, the meridians are responsible for transmitting the energy needed for the functioning of that particular organ in the body. Hence, this medical practice is mainly concerned with restoring energy balance in the body.
Chinese therapists who offer this kind of treatment argue that a high or low energy (Chi) can lead to some health problems such as migraine headaches, muscle pain among others.The assumption of this therapy is that the body can heal itself. To add on that, Shiatsu practitioners helps the body to achieve its natural healing process by performing the shiatsu procedures.
Shiatsu refers to finger pressure in Japan although the palms, elbows, thumbs, feet and knees are the known practices in most treatment. Shiatsu is mainly used to heal and to prevent the development of body ailments. Shiatsu massage is a treatment for all types of problems, despite their age due to its proven benefits among the receivers.
Beneficial Properties of Shiatsu Japanese massage:
Shiatsupractor procedures administer for the purpose of relaxing the body. Massage usually is done by having the receiver lay on a mat and covered with a sheet. More benefits are attached to this traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). When performed on the skin, it promotes the skin to become smooth while preventing the formation of wrinkles.Moreover, blood circulation also improved within the blood vessels where the treatment is carried out. On the muscles, it improves the blood movement and ensures a muscle receives enough food for growth and development. The cellular nutrition improves after a patient receives the tissue massage.
On preventive measures, Japanese massage helps a person to lessen the problems that are caused by arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affected parts are given treatment thus improving the health status of a person. Shiatsu therapy is also helpful to patients who suffer from Migraine headaches which caused by rapid narrowing and widening of the blood vessels. Through the shiatsu procedures, relaxation of the blood vessels attained which promotes blood flow throughout the body. Thus helping the patients to recover from this disease which is thought to be brought by nitrate in foods, hunger, stress and weather changes.
These points are effective in treating all body systems including:
- Digestive System
- Women Treatments
Shiatsu Japanese massage helps to lessen symptoms that are caused by depression and menstrual cramps during menstrual cycles. Still, on women, the massage has been used to aid women in child labor and as well in the turning of the baby in the womb. The massage contributes to a reduction in swelling and morning sickness which are as a result of pregnancy.
An individual needs determine the entire procedure of Shiatsu massage.
A large number of people go for shiatsu massage at an interval of 2 or 3-week. For severe body problems such as back pain or depression, we advise the individual to seek to do a follow-up service every week for a better result. For shiatsu therapy to produce the desired benefits, guidance on proper diet selection, meditation and yoga practices should be made available to all people by the medical practitioners.
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