Shiatsu is based on traditional Japanese massage therapy and works with the body's energy flow, known as Ki or Qi. Shiatsu massage involves using the fingers, palms, elbows and feet to manipulate the body at specific points along the body's meridians, depending on the patient's specific condition.
Massage helps reduce the intensity and duration of episodes of pain, making it helpful for treating many conditions. It also helps improve blood flow and release chemicals within the body that reduce stress and anxiety and elevate your mood — all good things for those who suffer chronic pain.
Benefits of Shiatsu massage:
- Restore and maintain the body's energy.
- Improves circulation.
- Reduced stress and tension
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Relief from headaches
- Improved range of motion
- Promotes healing from sprains and similar injuries.