Shiatsu Massage by Olga - Licensed Massage Therapist, Specializing in barefoot shiatsu, and acupressure. Shiatsu Massage helps circulation, reduces pain, relieves stress, and promotes sleep.
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Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key
points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self -
curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release
muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood to aid
healing. Shiatsu uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands and
|Shiatsu can be
effective in helping relieve headaches, neck pain, back aches,
arthritis, muscle aches, and tension due to stress. Shiatsu is a
way to balance the body and maintain good health. Shiatsu reduces
tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax
deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to
disease and promotes wellness.
local symptoms are considered an expression of the condition of the body
as a whole. A tension headache, for instance, may be rooted in the
shoulder and neck area. Thus shiatsu focuses on relieving pain and
discomfort as well as on responding to tension before it develops into a
"dis-ease", that is, before the constrictions and imbalances
can do further damage.
|More than 5,000
years ago, the Chinese discovered that pressing certain points on the
body relieved pain where it occurred and also benefitted other parts of
the body more remote from the pain and the pressure point.
Gradually, they found other locations that not only alleviated pain but
also influenced the functioning of certain internal organs. In the
early Chinese dynasties, when stones and arrows were the only implements
of war, many soldiers wounded on the battlefield reported that symptoms
of disease that had plagued them for years had suddenly vanished.
Naturally, such strange occurrences baffled the physicians who could
find no logical relationship between the trauma and the ensuing recovery
of health. The Chinese have practiced shiatsu / acupressure for
over 5,000 years as a way of keeping themselves well and
Many of the health problems in our society - from bad backs to arthritis are the results from living unnaturally. Stress, tension, lack of exercise, poor eating habits, and poor posture contribute to the epidemic of degenerative diseases in our culture. Shiatsu acupressure is one way to help your body fight back and balance itself in the face of the pressures of modern life. Besides relieving pain, shiatsu can help rebalance the body by dissolving tensions and stresses that keep it from functioning smoothly and that inhibit the immune system. Acupressure shiatsu enables the body to adapt to environmental changes and resist illness.
|As a shiatsu
point is pressed, the muscle tension yields to the finger pressure,
enabling the fibers to elongate and relax, blood to flow freely, and
toxins to be released and eliminated. Increased circulation also
brings more oxygen and other nutrients to affected areas. This
increases the body's resistance to illness and promotes a longer,
healthier, more vital life. When the blood and bio electrical
energy circulate properly, we have a greater sense of harmony, health,
|Although shiatsu is not a substitute for medical care, it is often an appropriate complimentary treatment. It can, for instance, speed the healing of a broken bone once it has been set, or aid a cancer patient, but helping to alleviate some of the associated pain and anxiety of the disease. Similarly, shiatsu can be an effective adjunctive to chiropractic treatment. By relaxing and toning the back muscles, shiatsu makes the spinal adjustments easier and more effective, and the results last longer. In fact, the two therapies were originally practiced together in ancient China.|