Essential Tips Before Getting a Shiatsu Massage

If you have decided to get a shiatsu massage, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. A shiatsu massage is a Japanese form of healing that dates back many centuries.

This ancient massage therapy works to provide deep muscle relaxation, reduce anxiety, improve circulation of oxygen through the body, and helps in eliminating toxic wastes.

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A scientific study has shown that shiatsu can help as an intervention in treating lower back pain.

So that you can make the most of the shiatsu massage, here are the following things you could do:

  • Do not eat a heavy meal for at least two to three hours prior to the massage
  • Do not consume alcohol on the day of the massage
  • Remove any jewelry that you wear, and avoid wearing any aftershave or perfume before going for the massage.

  • Loose light clothing should be worn for the massage, which can be easily stretched and moved.
  • Try not to be in a hurry before you get to the massage therapist or be in a rush once the massage is done.
  • Drink a couple of glasses of water post your massage therapy to help in eliminating toxic wastes
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