Information about Shiatsu massage


You may be aware that Shiatsu is one of various forms of massage therapy, but you may be unfamiliar with the specifics of the treatment. What is Shiatsu massage and how may it help people who get it? Shiatsu, according to the Shiatsu Society, is a Japanese therapy that combines traditional Chinese medicine with Western techniques. 

Shiatsu is the principal manual treatment in Japan, and there is continuous study in Japanese publications. This type of study is rarely published in English, therefore it may not be available to an American audience yet.

In the United States, shiatsu is generally considered a subset of either massage therapy or acupuncture, and as a result, massage and other energy treatments have received the bulk of therapeutic bodywork research funding. The majority of the evidence in the United States is anecdotal or based on Shiatsu clients’ and therapists’ own experiences. Schools and individuals are doing shiatsu research projects. In Europe, a study on the efficacy of Shiatsu therapy is now being conducted.

Shiatsu massage in involves applying pressure to various sections of the body’s surface with the fingers, thumbs, and palms to help in the healing of common illnesses and ailments, as well as the correction of physical imbalances. Pressure given to certain body parts promotes energy flow and corrects imbalances throughout the patient’s body. Shiatsu may help patients cope with stress, manage pain and illness, and improve their overall health and well-being, in addition to being a delightfully relaxing experience.

According to an annual poll commissioned by the American Massage Therapy Association, more than 39 million Americans experienced a massage in the past year. More than half of those who talked to their doctors about massage said their doctor advised them to seek it. Therapy has also been shown to reduce breathing and heart rate, as well as increase serotonin, the brain’s analgesics. Shiatsu is one of the massage treatment styles (or modalities) available.

Shiatsu physical treatment incorporates homeopathy, capillary permeability, and physiotherapist procedures. Shiatsu practitioners, on the other hand, ascribe physical health issues and diseases to blockages and imbalances in the body’s energy flow, which sets it apart from other massage therapy methods in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

Shiatsu affects the internal energy system, which helps to promote general wellness. Improved range of motion and coordination are common side effects of therapy. Shiatsu uses aided stretching methods and acupressure to repair muscle and bone structure. It can be used as a main or supplemental therapy.

The Shiatsu concentration in AMC’s Massage Therapy program allows students to get experience working with a variety of modalities within Asian systems of medicine. Shiatsu Certification and a Massage Therapy Diploma are also awarded to program graduates.