Shiatsu originates from Japan, evolving from an ancient Japanese massage technique called Anma. Shiatsu was founded in 1919, but was refined by a man named Tokujiro Namikoshi, who led the state to recognize Shiatsu independently from Amna. Shiatsu is a massage technique that aims to heal the body without any tools except the human hands. Heavily influenced by the Chinese art of acupuncture, Shiatsu translates from Japanese to mean “finger pressure”.
How does Shiatsu work?
In Chinese medicine there is a theory that we are made up of “qi” or “chi”: an all-pervading energy that flows through us and everything in the universe. In Acupuncture, there are twelve pathways in the body called meridians, in which this vital energy flows. Each meridian is associated with specific organs (lungs, stomach, spleen, heart, bladder, kidney, heart, gallbladder, liver, and small and large intestines). When energy becomes blocked, the meridians unalign and it affects these organs, causing physical and mental stress. However, through Shiatsu massage therapy, we re-align the meridians and bring our body and mind back into balance. This is how healing occurs through Shiatsu.
Benefits of Shiatsu
- Alleviates general pain and discomfort throughout the body
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