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What is a Shiatsu massage

March 25, 2021

Shiatsu massage is a massage therapy that was developed in Japan. Shiatsu, which means ‘finger pressure’, originated in China and is a common type of massage practised throughout the world. In Shiatsu massage given at the Best Spa and Massage Center in Chennai, a therapist puts pressure on certain points on the body in order to remove the blockages and promote the flow of energy and thereby facilitate healing.

How is Shiatsu Performed?

So, you have booked an appointment at the Best Massage Center in Egmore. You must arrive early and discuss with the therapist if you have any medical issues. You do not have to undress in the case of Shiatsu massage since no oils or lotions are used. However, you must wear loose, comfortable clothing for the massage. You will be asked to lie down on a low massage table or on a mat.

The therapist then uses his fingers, thumbs and palms to apply pressure on certain points on the body. Typically, pressure is applied for two to eight seconds on each point. Shiatsu massage is very effective in lowering stress and provides relief from back pain, headache, neck and shoulder pain, helps in rehabilitation from injuries.

How does Shiatsu differ from Kneading?

Kneading is one of the common massage techniques used by the therapists at the Best Spa and Massage in T. Nagar. While kneading, the therapist uses his fingers to roll, squeeze, and apply rhythmic pressure to the tissues. Kneading is one of the most effective techniques to loosen tight muscles and make them relaxed. Kneading is also very effective in releasing muscle knots and reducing fascia adhesion. Kneading improves blood circulation in particular muscles and increases flexibility in the area.

Both kneading and Shiatsu help in providing relief from pain and soreness. The techniques however differ in both these kind of massages.

During Kneading, you will be asked to undress to your comfort level and lie on a massage table facing down. You will be covered with a sheet and only that part of the body which is massaged is exposed. The therapist uses essential oils or lotions for the massage which involves lifting and squeezing the affected area. Kneading is a general technique that can be used in different types of massages like Swedish Massage or Sports Massage.

During a Shiatsu massage, the therapist will apply pressure on certain points.

If you are looking to relieve your stress and be relaxed you should go in for a Swedish Massage at the Best Massage Center in T. Nagar. However, if you are having some specific problems like digestive issues or neck pain then a Shiatsu Massage at the Best Massage Center in Porur is the best massage option.

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