Shiatsu is a Japanese term that can be directly translated to mean “finger pressure.” More than five thousand years old, it is a type of bodywork and alternative treatment method that is believed to have numerous health benefits.
Shiatsu body massages promote healing and enhance blood circulation in the body. This involves tapping into the energy centers of the body, which ultimately helps to keep health problems at bay. This massaging technique involves the application of pressure on specific meridian points of the body. Variations such a kneading, pressing, tapping, and stretching are also brought in to induce a sense of calm and relaxation.
While working wonders for stress and muscle pain, Shiatsu massage therapy also contributes to one’s overall sense of well-being and has remedial as well as preventative advantages. A traditional Shiatsu massage is known to decrease muscle stiffness, promote better skin health, and facilitate better digestion. In the long run, it also brings peace of mind and calms the body.
A traditional Shiatsu massage usually lasts anywhere between 45-60 minutes depending on the goal of the session. The massage therapist will target many regions of the body using their fingers, palms, and thumbs to bring in a sense of rejuvenation and relaxation. Although this form of massage targets the entire body, the massage therapist may use a host of additional techniques on areas that are sore or stiff. You can also consult with your therapist to regulate the pressure as per your comfort.
Shiatsu Body Massage At The Path To Wellness
At the Path To Wellness, we offer Shiatsu massage therapy to help our clients overcome stress, fatigue, and to enhance the flow of energy within the body. During the procedure, our therapist applies rhythmic pressure along meridian lines, clearing blockages in the energy pathways, thus helping to clear out the disharmonies within the body.
Our Packages: Full Body Swedish, Shiatsu or Lymphatic Drainage Massage (50 minutes) $75
Deluxe Full Body(80 minutes) $115