Shiatsu is an ancient technique that was originated in Japan and is mainly considered as a Chinese medicine. It has gained a lot of popularity during the 1970s. The technique involves finger pressure on specific points. Shiatsu massage or Shiatsu therapy also involves the use of thumb,, hands, elbows and knees for applying pressure on different parts of the body. You need to be a professional massage therapist to learn how and where to apply the right amount of pressure. The techniques also involves focusing on stretching the limbs, joints and stress points for making them stress free.
When it comes to shiatsu massage, the eastern medicine has a completely unique thought on the health and is based on body and what it demands for healing quickly. The basic theory behind the Shiatsu therapy is that our bodies are built of energy known as “qi” and this energy, due to any reason, gets blocked and cause pain in the body. The shiatsu therapy helps a lot to unblock this blocked energy in the body, make it spread throughout the body and heals it. Your nervous and immune system would also strengthen when pressure is applied on the meridians. This gives a great sense of relaxation and relief throughout the body and mind. It's not compulsory to get a manual massage from massage parlors you can get it at home if you have a Shiatsu massage chair, here are some good Shiatsu chairs for massaging.
Your body has a total of twelve meridians namely, lungs, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, heart governor, triple heater, gall bladder and the liver. When pressure is applied on specific areas on your body, these organs are stimulated that helps to restore and maintain your body’s natural energy and also unblocks the blocked one. Moreover, it also helps to improve circulation and reduce overall stress, tension and anxiety. As a whole, receiving a shiatsu massage has a lot of benefits for your body and mind.