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Translated as “finger pressure,” shiatsu is an ancient Japanese technique that uses the thumbs, palms and elbows to manipulate acupuncture points along the body’s meridians or energy pathways and enhance the flow of energy.

Health Benefits of Shiatsu massage:

  • Restore and maintain the body’s energy, especially helpful to those suffering from fatigue and overall weakness.

  • Improves circulation.

  • Reduces stress and tension as well as anxiety and depression.

  • Relief from headaches.

  • Promotes healing from sprains and similar injuries.

  • Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers.

  • Reduces problems with stiff neck and shoulders as well as backaches (including sciatica).

  • Coughs, colds, and other sinus and respiratory problems

  • Helps those dealing with insomnia.

  • Aids in treatment of such various things as digestive disorders, bowel trouble, morning sickness, and menstrual problems.

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