Integrating Shiatsu & Reflexology & Massage
Don’t we all want the best of all worlds? What if you could blend bodywork techniques from various therapies to achieve enhanced benefits of your valuable time on your healer’s table? An integrated Shiatsu massage or reflexology massage session will do just that for you!
As a form of holistic bodywork, Integrated techniques is a way of getting benefits from all forms of bodywork: Massage & Shiatsu & reflexology.
The benefits of massage are many. The one on one positive touch of massage encourages relaxation and pain management. It allows the client to receive unconditional positive healing from a trained therapist who can adjust a session to your needs. Benefits include:
Reduce pain Release muscle tightness Repair injured muscles Release adhesions Release scar tissue Gain flexibility and range of motion Increased Relaxation Decreased stress & Anxiety
Shiatsu is a form of acupressure techniques which is applied with hands, thumbs, elbows and, sometimes, knees. This technique comes from the acupuncture therapy and traditional Chinese Medicine. The premise of this therapy is that there are energetic channels in the body called meridians. That for optimum healing & wellness energy needs to flow, unabated, through these channels. The difference between acupuncture and acupressure is that in the first case the practitioner uses very thin needles to access these channels and promote free flowing energy. In the case of acupressure, the therapist uses deep tissue pressure on the twelve body meridians. Shiatsu has a direct effect on these meridians which in consequence help to unblock the meridian points where the energy is blocked and causes health problems.
Reflexology is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, face, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand technique. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
Many massage therapists at Body-Wise have training in integrating Shiatsu & reflexology work into their treatments. Some have received these trainings as basic introductory information in their preliminary schooling. Others have taken advanced education courses and implement these techniques upon request to optimize their client’s healing & relaxation.
Blending traditional therapeutic massage, reflexology and shiatsu into an integrated treatment plan takes the benefits of massage therapy, combines them with balancing of energy flow through the body of shiatsu.
How do you feel after a therapeutic massage treatment? Good, Right? Now, how would you feel after receiving these benefits AND focus on particular areas of the body without ever touching them and the balancing of energy throughout your body for optimum healing? Better, yes?!?!