Literally translated, the Japanese word shiatsu means finger pressure. Shiatsu therapy involves the systematic application of manual pressure to the body in order to assess and treat a variety of conditions. Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension.
It is founded upon the same principles as acupuncture, although needles are not used. It also incorporates the modern Western sciences of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Shiatsu therapy is effective in the management of many acute and chronic conditions including:
People of all ages, including infants and children, experience lasting, beneficial results from therapeutic shiatsu treatment. Shiatsu therapy is an important part of a preventative or rehabilitative health care program.
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