All about Shiatsu

Joy Taylor Westbourne Shiatsu Practice Sheffield UK.

Shiatsu is a type of Japanese restorative massage developed in Japan, which includes spread worldwide. The 1915 Japanese book, Shiatsu Rycho compiled by Tenpaku Tamai is just about the first written reference to modern Shiatsu. However, Tokujiro Namikoshi’s (1905-2000) followers consider him being the founder of Shiatsu.

Shiatsu regulates your nervous system and promotes natural healing by stimulating chemical responses in the human body. The therapeutic effect originates from the belief that Shiatsu triggers the making of hormones and the entire body chemicals important to heal, to soothe, also to make your body and mind perform optimally.

Shiatsu may be given official recognition by the EU Parliament also. It is just one of eight non-conventional, complementary medicine disciplines mentioned inside Collins Report, which was adopted from the European Parliament in May 1997 (see references).

There are 838 basic shiatsu pressure points, called Atten in Japanese. These points can be found about the muscles, nerves, arteries and, lymph vessels, bones, and endocrine glands. As the therapy progresses, the therapist senses the healthiness of our bodies, and applies suitable varieties of pressure. The foundation rule is the fact that, tighter the muscles are, the lighter the pressure. Since the muscles relax, pressure becomes deeper but it is always firm and steady. Knuckles, fists, elbows, and knees should never be used throughout a Namikoshi Shiatsu Treatment while they lack the necessary sensitivity.

Note:The information on this page is made for educational purposes only, and isn’t intended as medical health advice.

When you have medical problems contact your doctor first.