The word "shiatsu" comes from China and means "finger pressure". The shiatsu massage practice quickly spread to Japan, where it was enriched with new elements on improving body's vitality.
Today is one of the most popular alternative pain treatments, strengthen body and mind and the smooth flow of vital energy (chi).
Why choose shiatsu massage?
The shiatsu massage used to physical troubleshooting such, various pains, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, etc
Αcupoints pressures by a therapist release blocked energy and tension accumulated in muscles.
Relieves joint pain, removes lactic acid and improves blood circulation, improve mental wellbeing and normal functioning of the body.
Finally, it has beneficial effects in headaches, insomnia and fatigue, while regulates metabolism and offers metabolic balance.
Shiatsu, unlike other types of massage, is a floor and not a bed massage, while being naked is not required..
This technique is applied to the whole body. The therapist uses fingers, palms, elbows, knees and especially the thumbs, to apply pressure at specific points of the body along the meridians. In this way releases the chi and discharging body and spirit.
What will you need?
You will need:
Carpet or exercise mat
Because the shiatsu massage is done on the floor, if you don't have a carpet strewn use an exercise mat.
To feel as comfortable as possible wear something comfortable, lightweight and preferably cotton.
Ιt's important not to eat about 2,5 hours before the massage. If you do prefer something light.
Finally, before the session it's a good idea to take a shower that helps you to relax and accept maximum beneficial effects of shiatsu massage.