Get rid of muscle pains and energize your body with Shiatsu massage! In this article, Step Above Massage intends to acquaint you with the benefits of Shiatsu massage, keep on reading to learn more about this ancient massage.
Where is the origin of Shiatsu massage
Shiatsu is a Japanese word based on traditional Chinese medicine. Shiatsu is derived from a Japanese massage technique and is adapted from tui na. Tui na is a Chinese bodybuilding system imported to Japan during the Nara period. Tokujiro Namikoshi founded a Shiatsu school in 1940, which is considered modern Shiatsu.
What is a shiatsu massage
In Japanese, shiatsu means finger pressure, and shiatsu is used to apply to rub, squeezing, tapping, and stretching techniques. There are several styles of Shiatsu, all rooted in one of three systems that originated in Japan in the early 1900s due to the re-treatment of traditional Japanese medicine, including acupuncture and Anma massage. Indeed, shiatsu developed as a combination of traditional Japanese therapy and western medical knowledge at that time.
What are Shiatsu massage health benefits
Shiatsu massage is a non-invasive treatment that may reduce stress and help maintain physical and mental health. Proponents of this massage believe that Shiatsu has preventive and therapeutic effects. The Shiatsu massage device can be used to treat a wide range of internal, muscular, skeletal, and emotional conditions, this massage reduces muscle stiffness, stimulates the skin, helps digestion and penetrates the nervous system.
Shiatsu massage therapy benefits
Shiatsu massage is a manual therapy that uses only fingers to apply pressure to the abnormal signs that appear on the body surface to promote natural healing power and eliminate fatigue and improve health. The purpose is to prevent and improve pain and illness.
Give your body and soul a sedative effect through shiatsu massage
By applying acupressure to muscles and nerves that are in a state of excitement such as muscle tension and neuralgia, this excitement can be suppressed and calmed down. Chronic stiff neck, which is often seen in people who have the same posture for a long time such as desk work, can be said that the muscles related to the shoulder are always in this excited state.
Shiatsu massage adjust the function of internal organs
Abnormalities/abnormalities in the internal organs such as abdomen and stomach are manifested as “stiffness” or “pain” on the body surface (especially around the spine) via nerves (autonomic nerves). shiatsu can be expected to have the effect of adjusting and improving the function of internal organs.
Experience functional recovery of your body
By applying acupressure to muscles and nerves that have been pathologically weakened such as motor paralysis and hypoesthesia, has the effect of promoting and recovering the original function.
Shiatsu massage adjust the spinal distortion
A casual daily collapsed posture creates strain in the muscles from the back to the waist that is unbalanced and distorts the spine. By releasing the tension with acupressure, it has the effect of correcting the spinal distortion caused by a bad posture.
You can get rid of stress with shiatsu massage
The deep, comfortable sensation that permeates the body, which is unique to shiatsu, promotes mental relaxation and is effective in relieving stress.
Improve blood circulation
The pressure stimulation itself by acupressure directly promotes blood circulation throughout the body and nourishes all tissues in the body.
Shiatsu massage features
With a single press of Shiatsu, you can instantly sense abnormalities in the skin and muscles, body temperature, etc., and by accurately grasping the distortion (imbalance) of the body, you can perform a fundamental treatment.
Shiatsu has no harmful effects for your body
The treatment with the appropriate points, the appropriate pressure, and the appropriate time for the treatment according to the purpose of the treatment does not cause extra discomfort to the body.
No matter how old are you
Shiatsu massage can be safely used by anyone in a wide range of age groups, from infants to the elderly. Especially for treatment after adulthood, it is effective in preventing adult diseases and aging.
Become a health barometer
By receiving shiatsu periodically, you can quickly check the degree of fatigue and modulation of your body without being aware of it. This prevents the accumulation of fatigue and improves physical condition to prevent unexpected pain and illness.
Interesting facts you didn’t know about shiatsu massage
It is believed that some of the Buddhist monks were brought to Japan in the 16th century by the techniques of Shiatsu massage, which has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. However, modern versions of it can be traced back to Japan in the mid-1900s when Tokujiro Namikoshi founded the first Shiatsu College in Japan. Today, Shiatsu includes several different forms, such as Namikoshi Shiatsu and Zen shiatsu. In one session of Shiatsu massage, you may receive other types of massage therapy and bodybuilding techniques such as Swedish massage and acupressure. In Shiatsu massage, the same parts of the body that are targeted in acupressure and acupuncture are manipulated.
You have muscle pain and you want to reduce this pain? or do you have a specific disease and you want to reduce your daily stress? Step Above Massage suggests massage therapy. Currently, we do not offer Shiatsu massage in our Raleigh location, but we will soon provide Shiatsu massage therapy services to those who are interested. If you have any ideas and experiences about shiatsu massage let us know.
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