Shizuka’s BeautyZen Corner: Benefits of Japanese Shiatsu Massage

Shizuka's BeautyZen Corner

In Japanese SHIATSU means “finger pressure” (“shi” means finger and “atsu” means pressure).

During a shiatsu massage treatment, therapists apply varied, rhythmic pressure across precise points along the body, while rotating and stretching limbs and joints.

These points are called acupressure, or meridian, points and correlate to specific organs and body systems. By applying pressure to these points, shiatsu massage aims to remove any energetic blockages to alleviate pain and discomfort.

These blockages disrupt the body’s vital energy balance, or ki. Stimulating ki jump starts the body’s natural healing mechanism to eliminate fatigue, improve blood flow, fortify the immune system, and promote overall well-being.

Shiatsu massage enables ki to flow more readily bringing relief to the mind, body, sore muscles, and ligaments.

If you suffer from these ailments, then shiatsu massage may be right for you:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sinus headaches
  • Insomnia/ sleep disorders
  • Sports injury
  • Constipation
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

Tips for an optimal shiatsu massage treatment:

  • Avoid heavy meals beforehand.