Apply pressure to the human skin to correct internal malfunctions, promote and maintain health, and treat specific diseases
Deep tissue is Used to target knots and release muscle tension. Some benefits include helping to eliminate scar tissue and reducing inflamation.
Utilizes long, flowing strokes, designed to increase circulation and blood flow. Oil, cream, or lotion is applied on the skin to allow smooth strokes
Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.
Today, Shiatsu has a number of different styles, philosophical approaches and theoretical bases and practitioners around the world are still evolving new approaches to treatment. Some concentrate on acupressure (acupuncture) points, while others emphasise more general work on the body or along the pathways of energy to influence the Ki that flows in them. Other styles highlight diagnostic systems, such as the Five Element system or the macrobiotic approach. However all are based on traditional Chinese medicine (source: Shiatsu Society)