When it comes to delivering a balanced massage to the body and soul, many people turn to Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a form of massage that originated in Japan and traditional Chinese medicine. It uses a caring touch to aid in self-healing and also uses gentle stretching and manipulation techniques. Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure,” creates pressure with the thumbs, hands, elbows, or knees on various pressure points of the body.
We recently invited the public to attend a Shiatsu massage workshop. While our students were able to practice and fine-tune their skills with this form of massage therapy, their patients were provided with a soothing and healing massage. Here are three benefits someone receives after getting treated with shiatsu:
Restore and Maintain The Body’s Energy
In Shiatsu, physical touch is used to assess the distribution of “qi” throughout the body and correct any imbalances. Qi, pronounced “chee,” is the harmony of the body. By stimulating the person’s immune system, Shiatsu can treat the body as a whole and help to restore physical functions of the nervous and circulatory systems, musculoskeletal structures, and internal organs. Whether someone has experienced an external or internal trauma – such as an injury or depression/stress – Shiatsu can help ease those pains and bring everything back into balance.
Reduces Problems With Stiff Neck, Shoulders, and Back
From working at a desk all day to performing labor-intensive tasks, our body undergoes various types of stress throughout the day. While we’re able to do little things to help relieve this stress, our muscles and joints will eventually show signs of ailment. With a shiatsu massage, your massage therapist will be able to work the tension and spasms out of your muscles by pressing on acupressure points that release tension.
Promotes Healing From Sprains and Similar Injuries
Since a shiatsu massage focuses heavily on gently, yet effectively, rubbing and massaging the skin, it naturally helps stimulate circulation in capillaries of the skin’s soft tissue. This increased blood flow is what aids in healing sprains, strains, and other similar types of injuries. This is due to the increased blood flow bringing oxygen and nutrients to the injured area. The massage also serves to stimulate the sebaceous glands and keeps skin moist and smooth.
Healing Hands School of Holistic Health has been helping men and women satisfy their passion for learning and building a successful career in massage therapy for more than 25 years. We have programs, including financial aid available for qualified students. If you are interested in career in massage therapy, you can make an appointment and learn more about our massage therapy or holistic health program. Click HERE or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.