Japanese Massage is considered to be unique. It is used to heal many disorders. Let us have an overview of Japanese massage therapy in this article.
There are many techniques of massaging. Of these, Japanese massage is considered to be unique. The Japanese method of massaging is called shiatsu. It is also called as acupressure, which means finger pressure.
Process and Purpose of Shiatsu Therapy
This massage is a form of Chinese healing medicine. The therapist uses the thumb to apply pressure to specific area on the body which is known as pressure points. Japanese massage also involves massage techniques like squeezing, tapping, rubbing and pressure that are applied along the body to make the energy flow all over the body without any blockage. The aim is to balance the life energy (chi) by applying pressure in weak areas. For example if you are suffering from headache, it is not considered to be one disease. In Japanese massage technique massaging oil is not used unlike western massage therapies.
Shiatsu massage is used to heal anxiety, vomiting and nausea. It also enhances immunity and also develops good blood circulation. It is also effective in curing constipation, indigestion, diarrhea and other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, chronic pain, migraine, toothache, arthritis, anxiety, menstrual and menopausal problems and depression. It works well for neck, back pain, muscular pain or tension. Shiatsu takes care of both physical and mental well being.
Benefits of Japanese Massage Therapy
Benefits of Shiatsu Japanese massage therapy are listed below:
- Relieves stress and tension.
- Reduces anxiety.
- Treats many specific disorders and illnesses.
- Increases energy flow.
- Cure Back pain.
- Heal injuries and neck stiffness.
- Cures Joint pain and reduced mobility.
- Cures Digestive problems.
- Maintains regular menstrual cycle.
- Helps in relieving Sports injuries.
- Headaches and migraines.
- Asthmatic symptoms.
- Reduce blood pressure.
- Increases mental and spiritual awareness.
- Can help reduce labor pains.
Safety Measures: Shiatsu Japanese Massage
Before undergoing Shiatsu massage, there are certain precautions to be taken because shiatsu increases blood flow. So, the persons who are suffering from blood pressure, heart problem, cancer, bleeding problem and those who have undergone surgical treatment are not advised to resort to this massage. Caution should be taken by those who are with osteoporosis, scar tissue, fresh wounds, bone fractures and inflammation. Shiatsu is not helpful in treating burns, fever and infectious diseases and should not be done soon after a meal.