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How is Shiatsu massage done?

Updated: Sep 29

What is Shiatsu?

The Japanese art of Shiatsu has been known as a healing and health-protecting system for thousands of years.

Shi means finger and Atsu means pressure. Although Shiatsu was applied in earlier periods, it was systematized in the 1900s and began to be widely used as a treatment method.

Shiatsu technique is a treatment method used to correct imbalances and health problems in the body and to protect and improve health.

Shiatsu makes people feel healthier and fitter physically, mentally and spiritually.

The concept of Qi is known as life energy. Qi is constantly present and active within the body. At the same time, balanced Qi flow has positive effects on all vital activities. The basis of Shiatsu is to use this life energy.

How is Shiatsu massage done?

It involves the technique of applying pressure to certain areas on the body with the heel of the hand or fingers. These touching areas in Shiatsu are called Tsubo. Like other massage techniques, it is based on touch. Applications in general; It includes touching, applying pressure, striking, shaking, stretching and joint activation techniques. The pressures applied should be rhythmic. Additionally, excessive pressure should be avoided and the anatomy of the applied area should be known very well. The application time should be long enough to create vibrational changes in the touched area.

The important point in Shiatsu is that one uses one's own energy in healing. The practitioner acts as a catalyst here and promotes healing. It is used today as a method that affects the Qi balance very positively with a small amount of effort.

Uses of Shiatsu

  • Neck, waist, shoulder and back problems

  • Atritis

  • Depression

  • Musculoskeletal problems including anxiety

  • Psychological problems

  • sleep problems

  • Headache, migraine

  • In strengthening the immune system

  • Reducing stress

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