Shiatsu is a type of massage therapy that uses the fingers, thumbs and palms to apply pressure to various areas of the body.
The person receiving treatment remains fully clothed throughout the session (comfortable loose-fitting clothing is recommended).
This technique rebalances the body’s major physiological functions, relieves muscular and joint pain and helps the organism to prepare for and recover from physical effort.
Used as a preventative measure (1 session every 3 to 4 weeks), shiatsu amplifies the body’s natural capacity to “heal” itself physically, psychologically and emotionally.
Shiatsu relaxes the muscles, increases and strengthens nerve connections, boosts the immune system, stimulates blood flow and helps energy to circulate freely throughout the body.
It has also been demonstrated that athletes who undergo regular shiatsu sessions are less prone to muscle pain or injury.
Shiatsu can help sportsmen and sportswomen to:
Prepare for physical effort
Reduce physical and psychological tensions
Manage stress and improve concentration
Increase flexibility and precision