What kind of pressure is used?
Shiatsu is a gentle, soothing pressure applied to specific anatomical points on the body using the thumbs, fingers, and palms. There are 700 pressure points in the body. If you have an area in the body that is stressed, you might experience some ‘feel good’ pain during the treatment. However, the focus of shiatsu is to encourage the body to heal.
People who suffer from pathological conditions such as whiplash, migraine headaches, lumbago, and repetitive stress/strain injuries (i.e. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendonitis, etc.) find an increase in mobility and return of strength to the affected areas. Also, shiatsu alleviates menopause, premenstrual stress, depression, and numerous other conditions. Shiatsu is an effective way of alleviating tension in the body by implementing the traditional application and procedure.
Grace C. Visconti, Certified Shiatsu Practitioner and Shiatsu Master