DIRECT PRESSURE ON VARIOUS POINTS OR CHANNELS ON THE BODY
Shiatsu is a form of massage that utilizes the hands, thumbs and elbows to apply direct pressure on various points or channels on the body. It is performed through loose clothing and does not use oils. Shiatsu is a modified form of acupressure, a massage therapy that involves pressing specific points in the body to reduce tension, stress and fatigue by improving blood and lymphatic circulation.
Shiatsu has its roots in the concept of qi. In traditional Chinese medicine, qi is the vital life force that drives all life activity. It believes that health occurs when qi flows unobstructed. When it becomes deficient or blocked, symptoms such as body pain, headaches, and digestive issues can occur. A shiatsu therapist balances the qi along energy lines or paths to relieve pain and tension in the body, improving overall health and well-being.
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