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If "Shi" is fingers and "Atsu" pressure, Shiatsu can only mean finger pressure!

This Holistic Therapy aims to balance the flow of vital energy throughout the body through knowledge of Chinese medicine that integrates principles of western anatomy, physiology and pathology.

 

How does Shiatsu work

According to the premise of Shiatsu, our body is energetic and instead of talking about blood circulating through the veins, we talk about vital energy. In this way, this therapy verifies at which points on the body there is an accumulation or lack of energy to balance the flow and restore health.

It does this through a pressure massage on acupuncture points and energy channels.

Restoring the normal flow of energy, the patient improves physical, mental, emotional and mental functioning.

 

Advantages of Shiatsu

The advantages of Shiatsu in Porto range from prevention to maintaining your physical and mental health.

This method stimulates all body functions and systems, improves muscle flexibility, regulates the autonomic nervous system, reduces muscle pain and tension and increases energy, among other benefits.

History of Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a holistic therapy, originating in Japan at the end of the 19th century and means "pressure with the fingers" (Shi = Fingers; Atsu = Pressure).

Its action is based on holistic therapies, in which body, mind and spirit are connected and have a constantly influence in each other. So it is common to find Shiatsu, therapists and clinics with connections to traditional Chinese, Japanese, Tantra and Eastern medicine.

 

Shiatsu’s Benefits

Like any massage or holistic therapy, Shiatsu is a good method of relaxation, to improve a physical and emotional balance.

It is also effective in treating diseases such as Citalgia (sciatica), back pain (low back pain), dorsalgia (chronic pain back), muscle pain, digestive problems (nausea, heartburn, gastritis, etc.), depression, anxiety and migraines.

There are other benefits to using Shiatsu in your daily life, such as:

  • Improvement of the circulatory and blood system
  • Improves the flexibility
  • Regulates the nervous system, promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being
  • Increases self-esteem, energy and confidence