Shiatsu Massage Therapy
Shiatsu is a style of bodywork developed in Japan. It is similar to acupuncture, but uses finger pressure instead of needles. Shiatsu’s name comes from two Japanese words — “shi” or finger and “atsu” or pressure. Shiatsu’s goal is to restore the healthy flow of energy throughout the body.
During a Shiatsu Massage, The practitioner will use their fingers and thumbs to apply pressure to specific points on the body’s energy pathways, known as meridians. They often use other techniques such as rocking, stretches and joint rotations.
Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the body’s autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension.Shiatsu treatment is holistic, addressing the whole body rather than focusing on the one area where symptoms are most obvious.