TORONTO PAIN AND HEADACHE CLINIC

By: TORONTO PAIN AND HEADACHE CLINIC  09-12-2011
Keywords: Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a relaxing therapeutic massage from Japan that is based on over 4,000 years of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Literally translated, it’s the Japanese word meaning “finger pressure”. As a result it’s often referred to as acupuncture without needles, or acupressure.

The intention of shiatsu is to relax your muscles and balance your Qi (vital energy of life). You will feel relaxed as deep tension is released from your body and your nervous system reaches a parasympathetic mode. Its activation provides a unifying experience of body, mind, spirit and environment. Only once this is achieved will your body begin to heal and rejuvenate itself.

Regular shiatsu treatments help to maintain your optimum health by improving your circulation, strengthening your immune system and reducing the symptoms of stress, anxiety and pain.

Shiatsu Therapists do not use oils during a treatment. Combining acupressure with stretching, to achieve balance within your body, they tailor the pressure to what your body requires using their thumbs, palms and elbows. You will feel relaxed as deep tension is released from your body and your energy begins to flow freely. This activates your body’s healing power.

Shiatsu helps to relieve:

  • stress
  • lack of energy
  • muscular stiffness
  • back pain
  • whiplash
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • migraines
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • muscle tension and spasm
  • PMS and menstrual pain
  • repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • difficulty sleeping
  • water retention
  • pain from arthritis
  • constipation

Keywords: Shiatsu

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