|Massage with Integrated Shiatsu incorporates the concept of Shiatsu during a massage therapy session. Shiatsu is finger acupressure along meridian points to restore the proper flow of Chi (vital life energy) to the body. This can be integrated into the face as in Facial reflexology or along the lines of meridians during a full body massage treatment.
Does it work?
The final conclusion from a 6 month study done in 3 European Countries shows:
“Supporting individuals to take control of their self-care requires advice-giving within a supportive treatment context and practitioner relationship, with clients who are open to change and committed to maintaining their health. CAM modalities may have an important role to play in this endeavor”.*
In this study, 75% of the recipients received advice on exercise, diet, posture, points to work on at home and other self care techniques. The 6 month follow-up, nearly 85% reported making changes to their lifestyle as a result of the Shiatsu Treatment.
The most notable benefits recorded from this study were:
Add the addition of the benefits of massage therapy or facial reflexology with the use of Shiatsu and you have exponential healing. Facial Massage offers the benefits of a traditional massage on the face but add the acupressure points and it greatly improves local circulation as well as body circulation of the blood, lymph and chi.
Have You ever had a shiatsu Massage or Facial Reflexology treatment to experience these benefits? How did you feel during it or after it?
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BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009; 9: 19.
Published online 2009 June 18. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-9-19.