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This iconic form of Japanese bodywork features pressure applied locally using the fingers, hands and elbows in a rhythm that spans the body, with each point held for 2-8 seconds. Shiatsu massage therapy draws from traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate the body’s acupressure points, encourage energy flow and regain balance.
Differently than most massage therapy types, shiatsu massages feature no oil or lotion. Loose clothing is worn by the recipient and the massage is performed either on the floor or low massage table.Shiatsu is known for its efficacy in treating stress and related health issues, as well as conditions like arthritis, insomnia, back and neck pain, sciatica, and even sinus problems.
Shiatsu may help increase energy, promote recovery from injuries, and stimulate the digestive system.