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Shiatsu

Japanese Acupressure Massage

Shiatsu Japanese Massage
The word Shiatsu is made up of the Japanese words Shi (finger) and Atsu (pressure); when literally translated from Japanese it means ‘pressure with fingers’.

Shiatsu is recognised all over the world. It is a massage technique that stimulates acupressure points.

A Shiatsu Therapist uses finger and palm pressure, stretches, rolling and patting.

When finger pressure is applied to Tubo (acupressure points) you may feel a sensation between pain and pleasure. Many people enjoy this pleasure/pain sensation. Receiving Shiatsu is an enjoyable experience, a tonic for the body and mind.

Shiatsu techniques :

  • stimulate qi flow in the meridians – invigorating blood circulation
  • alleviate pain
  • relax muscles
  • calm the mind.
Shiatsu is one of a number of traditional practices used to prevent diseases.

Shiatsu can also treat a variety of ailments:

  • acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • digestive disorders
  • respiratory problems
  • mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

When doing Shiatsu to treat health problems, I often use it in conjunction with acupuncture, as I have found this gives maximum therapeutic results.

I am confident you will enjoy Shiatsu therapy and will feel revitalized by it.

What I like about Shiatsu is that it is a hand-on treatment, so it is a very comforting and nurturing form of therapy.

It is natural to put your hands on the site of pain — a child’s sore tummy, or perhaps your own head, because this gives comfort and may even take some of the pain away. Hands themselves have a lot of healing power.

My wife recommended Sachie Otake to me, as I was having ongoing lower back pain. After a series of Acupuncture and Shiatsu treatments, the chronic pain has gone.

I’m now converted; I’ll be contacting Sachie in the first instance if I suffer from any further health issues.

Michael