Shiatsu is a form of massage developed and widely practiced in Japan. It does however stem from the Ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture. Shiatsu adopted finger pressure or “acupressure,” as oppose to the use of needles as seen with acupuncture. It can be considered a deep tissue massage, placing pressure on the meridian points with both palms and fingers to improve the flow of energy (Qi) in the body. Shiatsu practice considers optimal health to be a generous free flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body. When energy (Qi) is blocked, lacking, or out of balance, illness, pain and poor health conditions arise in the body.
Shiatsu offers a wide array of benefits! It can help:
-Loosen tension and muscle spasms
-Relax the body
-Increase blood flow and circulation
-Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
-Reduce muscle pain
-Improve skin resilience and glow
-Alleviate menstrual cramps
-Induce labour in womyn who are overdue
-Ease morning sickness and swelling
-Reduce sciatic pain and rheumatoid arthritis
-Ease the digestive system
-Restore the body’s energy levels
The treatment is a total of 1.5 hours, where you are bound to feel an absolute glow and sense of ease coming out of it.