Shiatsu translates to “finger pressure” in Japanese as was developed from anma, a Japanese style of massage developed in 1320 by Akashi Kan Ichi. The system was popularised in the seventeenth century by acupuncturist Sugiyama Waichi.
Interestingly, since Sugiyama was blind, massage in Japan became associated with the blind, resulting in official edicts being passed that made the practice of anma solely the preserve of the blind and prohibited sighted people from practicing massage.
BENEFITS OF SHIATSU MASSAGE
1. Muscle Pains and Arthritis
The Shiatsu massage and acupressure ease the indications brought about by arthritis. It is best applied on the hands and feet when experiencing arthritis. Shiatsu limbers muscles and gives muscles nourishment by enhanced course. It also decreases muscle pains
2. Migraine Headaches
Migraine is the throbbing headache that is regularly felt on one side of our head. Shiatsu massage relieves migraines as well as ordinary headaches by relaxing the body and increasing blood flow and circulation through the body.
Shiatsu massage has been utilized for many years to help women during their monthly cycles to mitigate symptoms, for example, menstrual issues and depression.This sort of massge is used during pregnancy as well. It can ease morning sickness and swelling often caused by the pregnancy.
4. Circulatory and Digestive System
Additionally, Shiatsu Massages help our circulatory and digestive system. A massage enhances the flow of blood and cell nourishment all throughout the body. Another benefit of this is that our digestive system allows the food we eat to be digested easily and helps in removing wastes. A shiatsu massage also builds stamina by putting in vitality, as well as burning fats.
Shiatsu massages help stimulate the circulation in the blood vessels of the skin’s soft tissues. The massage aids in the emission of sebum from the sebaceous organs which keeps our skin moist and smooth. This prevents wrinkling of the skin. Basically, Shiatsu massage will enhance the look and gleam of the skin with enhanced blood flow.
The bottom line
Shiatsu massage is part of traditional Japanese medicine which deals with the connection between emotional and psychological perception. The massage is used to treat various health issues and problems deriving from psychosomatic causes. Often shiatsu massage helps treat issues for which official medicine can’t find the cause. Shiatsu massage treats the body and mind with a natural approach and is thus suitable for individuals with special needs, for persons with disabilities, for women before and after birth and for small children.