Shiatsu (指圧) is a form of Japanese bodywork based on concepts in traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese Medicine . In the Japanese language means finger pressure. In Japan, Shiatsu is used as a form of prevention and treatment and is recognized by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M).
Shiatsu techniques include pressure with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization. To examine a patient, a shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and, sometimes, pulse diagnosis. The techniques used in shiatsu include stretching, holding, and most commonly, leaning body weight into various points.(tsubos)
By applying pressure to these tsubos, the shiatsu practitioner identifies blockages and imbalances and gets the energy flowing smoothly once again. As with any treatment, you are in control of how much pressure you want. If the point is too tender, you can speak up and tell the practicioner. A shiatsu session usually lasts between 45 minutes and an hour.
Give your body and Spirit the time it needs to rest and relax.
From my own experience Shiatsu helps:
- Insomnia problems
- Digestive Problems – Constipation – Tuberculosis
- Pains (Acute, chronic)
- Cervical syndrome
- Waist Problems – Back Pain
- Myosceletical problems
- Tendonitis – Epithelialitis (golfer’s elbow) and tendonitis (tennis elbow).
- Psychological Problems – Depression (in collaboration with Doctors)
- Gynecological problems (menstrual disorders, menopause, amenorrhea, infertility, etc.)
- In pregnant women (after the first three months of pregnancy)
- After a shock.