Shiatsu massage therapy is a therapeutic technique linked to traditional Japanese medicine, which consists of press-ions exerted with the fingers at the reflex points of the body. Its effectiveness has enabled it to be one of the therapeutic methods officially recognized in the land of the rising sun; in Europe, shiatsu massage is one of the most popular massage techniques.
Shiatsu massage is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. Originally designed to treat all problems of body dysfunction through pressure at acupuncture points, the method was then adapted by the Japanese, hence its name, which literally means "pressure with the fingers".
Like all Asian massages, shiatsu is based on the principle of the energy flows that govern the body. Its objective is to eliminate blockages in order to release energy and allow the body to regain stability and health.
Japanese shiatsu massage is a variation of Chinese acupuncture, but does not use needles. During a session, the massage therapist carries out more or less intense pressures on the points to be treated. Their intensity varies according to the problem to be treated, the application can be painful in some cases.
The session is performed on a fully dressed patient. The latter is lying on a massage mat, then the practitioner applies pressure to a series of points designed to act on failing organs or muscle nodes. The session often ends with a moment of rest.
Despite its literal translation meaning "pressure with the fingers", the mass-sur can mobilize other parts of his body. Depending on the degree of blockage, he may apply pressure with his fists, elbows, or even his knees. No massage oil is necessary, and a session lasts about an hour.
In addition, shiatsu massage therapy has a large number of benefits. The pressures on the reflex points allow him to act on most of your physical and psychological disorders . It is generally used in therapeutic massage, that is does not, however, exclude its application for a relaxation or wellness massage. Shiatsu massage therapy is especially recommended for:
On the other hand, if you are healthy, shiatsu carries practically no serious risks. However, it can harm the body's proper functioning in the event of open lesions, inflammation, potentially contagious skin infections, bleeding, ulcers, severe malformations, fever, acute heart problems.
I don't recommend you this massage if you have asthma, bone frailty or after surgery.