What is Shiatsu indicated for?
Shiatsu is a preventive technique, like most of the natural therapies. The oriental concept of prevention is slowly getting into our culture. It is easier, more comfortable, cheaper and more satisfying to prevent than to cure.
You don’t have to be sick to experience the benefits of Shiatsu. If it happens that we reach a state of lack of energy, discomfort, low quality of life and even pain, Shiatsu is especially indicated to increase the energy level, reduce stress, anxiety and tension, allowing our vitality general increase and improve. Likewise, they also improve body posture and the general functioning of the organism, producing a great feeling of well-being. With the Shiatsu treatment you can improve almost any type of stress and anxiety, chronic fatigue, back pain, muscle contractions, headache, neck pain, digestive disorders, insomnia and a long etcetera.
What is the first Shiatsu session like?
In the first session, the first thing we will do will be to know your general condition to identify the starting point and to begin to guide the therapy.
Basic questions are asked about the reason for the consultation (sleep quality, type of diet, type of work, postural routines, general emotional state, etc.) because all these factors can influence the current situation. With this information, the therapist will be able to define the appropriate treatment according to your needs.
The Shiatsu session is performed in a room equipped with a stretcher and while receiving therapy, general rest is encouraged.
At the end of the first session, the therapist gives you her evaluation and informs you of the appropriate treatment to follow, including exercises or routines that can promote recovery.
What are the most common sensations after a Shiatsu session?
The sensations after a Shiatsu session depend a lot on each person, their health and their physical makeup. But there are general features, such as:
-Sense of calm and rest, which can last all day and result in deep and restful sleep as a final result.
-Relaxation, because the nervous system releases tension and allows the mind and body to relax and rest.
-Increased vitality that allows you to carry out the day’s work with agility.
-Relief of pain, symptoms tend to disappear. Shiatsu increases the body’s self-healing power, relieving pain without causing side effects.
-Growing or discomfort: The Japanese word «Menken» indicates a reaction state of the organism that is considered positive. In some people, Shiatsu produces unpleasant sensations such as stiffness or pain for a few hours. The body begins to eliminate toxins producing these sensations.
How many Shiatsu sessions do I need?
Shiatsu is a physical and energy therapy, recovery from stress or a body ailment depends on the energy level or vitality of the person.
Vitality is stimulated and strengthened by taking care of our diet, our bodily habits and our emotional psychic attitude. Any alteration (stress) of one of these fields can end up interfering with our health. When the vital level is high, the recovery is usually quite fast. While if the vital level is low, the recovery will be slower.
How many Shiatsu sessions are recommended?
Normally, it is necessary to observe, during the following days, how the body and the mind react to the first session in order to evaluate the subsequent needs, since each person and each organism reacts according to their personal state. But, in general, the recommendations would be the following:
* Intensive period: 1 visit a week for 4-5 weeks.
* Stabilization period: 1 visit every two weeks for 2-3 months.
* Maintenance period: Once an optimal recovery has been achieved, one visit per month, or every month and a half, is recommended as a way of maintaining health and quality of life.