This form of massage gently relieves cramps and has a beneficial relaxation effect, helps against malaise and mobilizes the body’s self-healing powers on a deeper level.
Shiatsu comes from Japanese and means “finger pressure”. This form of therapy assumes that invisible energy channels flow through the body that are connected to all organs.
There are 365 pressure points on these meridians. Is the energy blocked through mental stress, physical tension and improper nutrition it leads to congestion. Pressure on the meridians and on the corresponding pressure points means that the energy can flow again.
The practitioner does not develop the right pressure through muscle strength, but from the center of his body (the hara). This creates a relaxed support, lean on and hold. It is usually pressed with the thumb and fingers, sometimes with the edges of the hands, elbows, knees and soles of the feet.
A Shiatsu treatment takes about 60 minutes in the studio.