Shiatsu is a special,
very effective manual treatment. The philosophyand
shape of this way of massage has its origin in the Asianculture.
Shiatsu literary means pressure with fingers. In an easy and gentle wayand with the use of bodyweight, pressure is applied at certain points ofthe body. Pressure is given with thumb, palm of the hand, elbow, kneeor even with the foot.
The treatment is given on a mattress on the floor. The customer mostly wears easy clothing to prevent from getting chilly on the floor.
Not everybody is optimally
balanced. Headaches, drowsiness, colds and backaches are all examples of
situations where the body presents physical reactions. These physical reactions
can be found on the body. They feel like a different tissue tension.Shiatsu
calls these spots tsubos. By applying pressure to these
spots, the masseurinfluences the energetic canals in the body; the meridians.
This flow of energy is called qi. By working these tsubo´s internal blocks are removed, the energy can flow freely and the balance will be restored.