SHIATSU


Shiatsu It is a Japanese system for healing and health maintenance that has been developed for thousands of years. It is based on a combination of acupressure (Shiatsu literally means "finger pressure") and the traditional massage technique of Japan called “Anma”.

Shiatsu uses the acupuncture points or meridians plus the reclined posture of the anma method. Therapists apply pressure with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow, or knee to certain areas on the skin. Benefits of Shiatsu are similar than acupressure. This massage therapy is widely practiced in Japan and its popularity is growing in Western countries.

However Watsu -a combination of Shiatsu and hydrotherapy treatment-, is perhaps more accepted than Shiatsu nowadays. This technique was created by the Californian practitioner Harold Dull in the 1980's. Watsu uses a pool with warm water in which patients float while the practitioner applies gentle shiatsu-form massage techniques along the back, neck, shoulders, and limbs.

The benefits of this therapy include: relaxation of the body and mind, feeling of weightlessness, pain relief, stress reduction and deep self-reflection.




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