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Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique. In earlier days it was mainly used within families. During the years it introduced around the world, developed, incorporated with modern anatomy and physical therapy, into a professional therapy.

The term Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure” and as such only just begins to describe the work of the Shiatsu practitioner. In reality, various parts of the giver’s body (fingers, thumbs, palms, forearms, even feet and knees) are used to apply pressure to the receiver’s body. This can be targeted at general areas or specific points.

Shiatsu, like acupuncture is based on the concept of energy patterns, called “meridians” that run through our bodies from head to toe. These meridians channel energy to our main body organs. Not surprisingly, it is sometimes referred to as “acupuncture without needles.”

These techniques are used in conjunction with stretches, joint rotations and joint manipulation to give an ‘all-over’ treatment which aims at treating the receiver on a holistic level – working with the body, mind and spirit together. Contacting the receiver’s chi or internal energy is an integral part of the treatment.

The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating the blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and other disorders.

Shiatsu does not use oils or lotions. The sessions are fully clothed, and clients should wear loose comfortable clothing.

This kind of massage is a gentle yet powerful form of bodywork that promotes the health and the balanced well-being of the body, mind, and spirit.

Call us today at 408-739-2273 for a great massage!