Developed in Japan, Shiatsu quickly became a well-known therapy widely used in medicine and is the basis for many modern massage machines. So what is the Shiatsu massage method? How does it work in health care?
Today, despite the appearance of many massage devices applying modern technology, the traditional Shiatsu massage method from the land of cherry blossoms is still popular. So what is Shiatsu massage? How is the effect? Find out right away with the following article!
1. What is Shiatsu Massage?
Based on traditional Japanese medicine combined with Western medical principles, Tokujiro Namikoshi (1905 - 2000) researched acupressure, massage called Shiatsu - or manual therapy. Currently, this method has been recognized by the Japanese Government and included in training programs at some universities.
In Japanese, "Shiatsu" means to use fingers (shi) to press (atsu) into acupuncture points, aching positions on the body to promote blood circulation, improve therapeutic effect, Prevents many diseases, and helps the body and mind to always be in the most comfortable and relaxing state.
The unchanging rule when you apply Shiatsu therapy is to use only the palm and fingertips. Each time, pressing on the acupuncture points must be gentle and the acupressure time should not exceed 10 seconds/acupoint.
Shiatsu massage technique is a manual therapy method, originating from Japan (Source: vietnamembassy-japan.org)
2. Benefits of Shiatsu massage in healing relaxation
2.1. Relieve pain, relax muscles
The movements of pressing, pressing, rubbing directly on the aching positions will help the muscles release tension and relieve pain quickly.
2.2. Skin rejuvenation, anti-aging
The great thing that women feel when using the Japanese manual therapy method is that the damaged skin is quickly restored, preventing wrinkles, anti-aging, and increasing skin elasticity.
According to research, people who apply the Shiatsu method improve the body's own production of natural collagen and elastin higher than those who do not, besides supplementing with natural collagen-rich foods daily.
The use of Shiatsu manual therapy improves skin tone and anti-aging effects.
The use of Shiatsu manual therapy improves skin tone and anti-aging effects. (Source: suckhoe4u.vn)
2.3. Reduce headaches, help sleep
If you often suffer from headaches and migraines, you should apply the traditional Japanese massage method right away. Because Shiatsu not only improves headaches but also helps you sleep better, easier to concentrate.
2.4. Relieve pain from arthritis
For people with arthritis, the use of pressure on the diseased areas will help reduce inflammation of the tissues and linings of the joints, thereby helping the bones and muscles to stay supple and healthy.
2.5. Easy to digest, remove toxins
Acupressure therapy in Shiatsu manual therapy helps to improve the function of the digestive system, promote metabolism, from which the phenomena of bloating and indigestion will no longer be. Toxic substances that have been accumulated for a long time are also quickly eliminated from the body.
2.6. Good effect for pregnant women
The process of being pregnant for 9 months and 10 days causes hormonal changes, easy fatigue, back and hip pain (especially in the last months of pregnancy). At this time, pregnant women should perform some Shiatsu massage techniques, by acupressure in sore areas or using the Rio Bodi-Tek Shiatsu Foot Massager FMAS2 machine to quickly relieve the pain. At the same time, Shiatsu will improve the absorption of nutrients from mother to child, helping the pregnant mother's body always in a comfortable state, easy movement.
During pregnancy, pregnant women should apply the traditional Japanese Shiatsu massage method to improve health and good for chewing! (Source: mangthai.net)
2.7. Reduce anxiety and depression
Feelings of anxiety about upcoming exams, upcoming tasks or important work to be done will disappear when you use Shiatsu manual therapy.
2.8. Reduce stress
Do some temple acupressure movements every day, the pressure quickly dissipates, thereby helping you to handle work better. How to massage as follows: First, put your hands on your head, move two thumbs against the temples; Then gently press on the temples, rotate the thumb in a circle, and at the same time breathe deeply for about 5-10 minutes/day.
2.9. Relieve back pain
Place your hands on your hips so that your thumbs are facing outwards. Then, press your fingers along your back for about 5 seconds each time. If you do this exercise every day, your back pain will be significantly reduced.
Shiatshu massage techniques reduce back pain (Source:tokuyo.com.vn)
When the weather changes erratically, sinusitis is easily aggravated, causing headaches, runny nose very uncomfortable. However, you only need to perform a few massage techniques in Shiatsu massage therapy to quickly regain comfort.
2.11. Improve eyesight
Using hands to massage around the eye area not only reduces stress and fatigue but also improves vision significantly, especially those who are often exposed to computer and phone screens.
2.12. Enhance blood circulation
Shiatsu manual therapy works directly on acupuncture points on the body to help the blood circulation system work more smoothly and effectively. Performing Shiatsu massage continuously for a long time also prevents skin aging.
Shiatsu enhances blood circulation, improves immunity. (Source: medicalnewstoday.com)