Shiatsu massage is an Eastern style of massage that works with the same energy meridians as acupressure. Shiatsu originated in Japan and has been practiced around the world since the 1970’s. This type of massage is practiced on a mat on the floor, and we recommend wearing loose-fitting clothes.

Shiatsu massage is used to release any blockages in your meridian pathways as well as to help stretch out the muscles. This is done by applying pressure to certain points on the body using thumbs, hands, knees, elbows, or feet. Shiatsu massage also focuses on the rotation and stretching of joints, limbs, and pressure points.

Benefits of Shiatsu

This type of massage has many benefits to both the mind and the body. Below are a few of these benefits:

  • Improves circulation throughout the body
  • Provides relief from headaches and migraines
  • Helps to restore and maintain the body’s energy, especially in those who feel fatigued
  • Accelerates healing from certain injuries to the body
  • Provides relief from arthritis symptoms
  • Helps soothe a sore back, neck, or shoulders
  • Can help to speed the healing process of colds, coughs, and other respiratory issues
  • Helps treat the symptoms of insomnia
  • Can help with morning sickness, menstrual problems, and digestive issues
  • Promotes a feeling of calmness and relaxation

If you want to know more about Shiatsu massage or if you’re ready to schedule your appointment, please call Pathway Massage. Our Boise, Idaho massage therapy office is here to keep you feeling relaxed, healthy, and ready to face the day.