The Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

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The Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Traditional Chinese medicine has brought forth hordes of beneficial wellness therapies and medication into the new age. An excellent example of this is the shiatsu massage.

Shiatsu means finger pressure. Thus, this form of massage involves using fingers, particularly the thumb, as well as palms to massage various body pressure points, known as meridians in traditional Chinese medicine. We have a variety of massage options available to you at our Spring Spa resort in desert hot springs, CA. A shiatsu massage also packs an array of benefits you will love.

Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

A shiatsu massage has many therapeutic benefits, such as:

Promotes Relaxation

One of the key benefits of most massage techniques is that they often promote relaxation, and shiatsu isn’t an exception. As noted, it involves the use of fingers, palms, and even at times elbows to apply firm pressure to the body’s pressure points. It also includes rotating and stretching limbs. All these activities often help ease muscle tension, which in turn creates a state of deep relaxation.

Relaxation is right for you as it helps keep stress and stress-related conditions such as depression and anxiety at bay.

Helps with Constipation

If you continuously suffer constipation and bowel problems, then you should highly consider getting a shiatsu massage at our Resort and Spa. The constant stretching and pulling during a shiatsu massage helps relax and loosen intestinal as well as colon muscles, and as a result, eases constipation.

Also, a shiatsu massage promotes blood circulation throughout the body. This allows smooth food movement and absorption into the various parts of the digestive system and as a result, reducing the chances of constipation.

Restores, Maintains and Balances Out Body Energy

The main reason why the shiatsu massage was invented was to help adjust a person’s chi. You may not realize it, but your body may at times have negative energies and vibrations. These are not only harmful to the people around you but your harmful to your health as well. A shiatsu practitioner is often trained to detect these energies and will work towards restoring, maintaining, and balancing out these energies even before you can feel them.

Eases Migraines

A migraine is a sudden yet recurrent throbbing headache that can last for a few minutes or several hours, often severe and painful. It’s often as a result of the rapid widening and narrowing of blood vessels in the brain and tends to affect one side of the head. By promoting relaxation and increasing blood circulation to the brain, a shiatsu massage is often very effective in easing migraines.

Slows Down Aging and Promotes Softer, Flawless Skin

The skin is the largest, but also the most exposed body organ. Despite the many harsh conditions it faces, you can have a clearer, softer, and young-looking skin thanks to regular shiatsu massages at our hot springs Resort and Spa. How? Well, it promotes blood circulation to the capillaries of the skin’s soft tissues. At the same time, massaging various pressure points during a shiatsu massage often stimulates the secretion of sebaceous glands. This naturally keeps the skin smooth and moisturized, and as a result, prevents aging-related problems such as wrinkling.

Eases Muscle Aches

One of the highlights of shiatsu massage is that it often helps relieve painful muscle spasms. The practitioner often presses the pressure points, hence helping ease the tension and muscle-related pain problems.