What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a very nurturing, nourishing treatment that takes place on a futon on the floor. The person receiving shiatsu remains clothed, or is covered by a sheet.
Shiatsu is a therapeutic form of acupressure, muscle meridian stretching and corrective exercises derived from Japan. Shiatsu involves applying pressure to the body using a practitioner’s thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet.
And at times it can feel like a cat walking on your back. 🙂
What are the benefits of Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is excellent for general health maintenance and as a preventative therapy for all ages. It can also:
- stimulate circulation
- strengthen the body
- promote relaxation
- alleviate pain and discomfort
- support the body back to its natural balance
Conditions that can respond well to shiatsu treatment include:
- back, neck and shoulder pain
- digestive problems
- headaches and migraine
- menstrual issues
- sports injuries