Friday, August 28, 2009

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on massage therapy based on the anatomy of the human body and the energy that flows through its muscles, organs, tissues and cells. This energy flows through 12 specific channels and pathways called meridians. Massage techniques are applied by tapping, squeezing, rubbing and applying pressure to clear the energy blockages that cause pain and a general sense of malaise.

Although the word shiatsu means finger pressure, it is so much more. Using the fingers, thumbs, palms of the hands, elbows, knees, forearms, and feet, a Shiatsu practitioner is able to release toxins from the body, increase flexibility, improve blood circulation, reduce blood pressure, reduce anxiety due to stress, increase mental awareness, increase a sense of spiritual well being and balance the flow and energy of the body, otherwise known as chi. One hour treatments typically range between $50 - $70.