What Is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a type of pain relief that evolved from Oriental Therapy and has been around for an estimated 5000 years. Shiatsu is a healing art that makes use of assisted stretching techniques as well as pressure. It Is comparable to other types of holistic therapies such as acupressure, osteopathy, massage, physiotherapy, do-In, lymphatic drainage, etc. Shiatsu is a kind of healing treatment that is effective at stimulating lymphatic fluid flow as well as the circulation of blood.

The practice of shiatsu is also effective at releasing toxins and tensions from the muscles and stimulating the system of hormones into action as well as the immune system. Shiatsu goes to work on the autonomic nervous system and makes it possible for a person to relax as deeply as possible In order to facilitate the process of healing.

What is it Used For

Shiatsu has been used to treat a number of health problems including anxiety, back pain, headaches, Insomnia, constipation, skin problems and many others. The number one thing shiatsu is good for is decreasing and relieving stress levels as well as relaxing the work of the nervous system and encouraging the immune system and the circulatory systems to work to their optimum best.

Any stress related disorder can be greatly helped by the practice of shiatsu, such as problems with the digestive system, back pain, headaches and Insomnia.

Shiatsu is beneficial in stimulating the hormone system and also plays a role in stimulating the digestive system and the reproductive system. Shiatsu can help free a person from some, and sometimes all, of the symptoms that accompany many health problems and it is effective at correcting behavioral imbalances in the body as well as postural imbalances that have been around for a long period of time and can be deemed as chronic.


Shiatsu can make it possible for the awareness of the mind and body connection to be improved upon and for an improved sense of well-being and a peace of mind that is as strong and healthy as it possibly can be.

Sometimes all it takes is one session of practicing shiatsu to get rid of a health problem but some people prefer to have a number of shiatsu sessions. Shiatsu makes it possible to encourage the energy flow along all channels of the body. After practicing shiatsu it is highly recommended by alternative healthcare practitioners that you make some healthy alterations to your daily diet and incorporate as much exercise into your life as possible.

Be aware that shiatsu brings on a tremendous relaxation response in the body and through that it elicits a healing reaction to kick into gear. It is common to experience symptoms after practicing shiatsu such as the feeling that you are coming down with the flu or a head cold accompanied by aches and pains as well as headaches.

This may not be comfortable but it is very normal and is the bodys way of ridding itself of toxins so do not be alarmed if you develop these types of symptoms. The symptoms should disappear in a day or two and the more shiatsu treatments you have the fewer symptoms you will experience.