After-effects of a Shiatsu Treatment

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese method of healing using finger and palm pressure on specific acupoints to increase energy flow to strengthen the vital organs and prevent potential diseases or ailments.

It is also great for deep relaxation of the muscles and to relieve stress.


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In a shiatsu massage, pressure is applied using the fingers, palms and thumbs in a constant rhythmic sequence. This pattern of pressure helps to improve blood circulation and increases the flow of toxins out of the body, apart from targeting other problems.

The effect or results after a Shiatsu treatment is multi-faceted. A scientific study showed that the shiatsu massage was used as an intervention to treat chronic lower back pain; recipients not only experienced decrease in pain and anxiety but also said they would recommend it to other people suffering from the same condition. The massage is said to have the following results:

  • Promotes relaxation and a feeling of well-being through the stimulation of the nervous system.

  • Improves the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues in the body.
  • It helps with easing tense or knotted muscles to enhance mobility and flexibility.
  • Helps with removal of toxic waste from the body.

It is advisable to consult a health professional before going for a shiatsu massage.

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