Shiatsu is a traditional Oriental healing method using “finger pressure” on the body’s acupuncture points to help balance the person’s energy flow and strengthen the vital organs. [60 mins]
Why Do People Get Our Shiatsu Massage?
The central concept in Oriental medicine is that all physical problems are a result of obstructions in the flow of Qi, or subtle energy, along critical pathways known as meridians. Shiatsu Massage helps to maintain and restore health by improving the flow of this energy along the meridians. It uses techniques such as stretching, rocking, holding and various degrees of pressure using thumbs, palms, elbows or knees to release these obstructions.
Shiatsu Massage combines the knowledge of massage, which people have used for centuries to heal their aches and pains, with energy pathways that are interconnected and provides a holistic tableau for addressing mind, body, and spirit. It helps to ease stiff joints and muscles with immediate effect, relieves arthritis and cures headache, and regulates the autonomic nervous system in the long run.
What Can I Expect During My Shiatsu Massage?
Our spa therapist will apply thumb, finger and palm pressure with continuous rhythmic sequence on the meridians, or energy pathways. No massage oil is used. The pressure may feel more localized because unlike other type of massages, the finger pads are used to apply pressure for most of the treatment instead of the entire palm. While certain pressure points may feel tender, some people describe it as good pain or deeply stimulating.