It’s just the middle of the week. Two more days to stretch yourself and work! Feeling tired already?
Yes, it’s just the midweek but if you’re like most of us who seem to have lost 90% of your energy and there’s only 10% left for the rest of the workweek, you may want to consider having a body massage. One of the therapies that we can recommend to you is shiatsu massage.
If you’re not sure about this type of massage, here are some indications that this is the most fitting therapy for you. Most therapists say that shiatsu massage is best for someone who wants to de-stress and regain energy.
Shiatsu massage can help a person whose energy pathways were blocked by fear, anger, and sadness. If you feel that your body has been weakened by something but can’t quite figure out what it is, it could be emotional stress. Have you gone through something really heavy the past few weeks or months? A shiatsu massage session is fitting for you if you want to be free from these emotional blockages.
Unhealthy Eating Habits
Another cause of an impeded flow of energy in your body is your unhealthy eating habit. If you’re always on-the-go, always rushing, therefore always going for fast food, this could be the reason why your muscles are blocked and your energy level lowered.
Too Much Coffee
Drinking coffee to wake you up in the morning, after lunch, and during the last few hours in your office, every day could lead to a high dose of caffeine in your body. This will also lead to an energy block in your system. Just when you think that caffeine can only result in more energy, you’re actually mistaken. Instead, it can hamper the healthy flow of energy in your body.
If you have been drinking lately and you easily feel exhausted everyday, blame it on the alcohol. The presence of alcohol in your bloodstream causes stress in your body. This is another sign that you will benefit from a shiatsu massage.
A little background
Shiatsu massage has its roots in Japan but it follows the discipline of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As Wikipedia says, it’s a Japanese bodywork inspired by Chinese. This type of massage focuses on applying pressure on the parts of the body with imbalances in order to restore the free flow of energy in the body.
How does it work?
Ou shiatsu massage sessions are performed by licensed therapists who are experts in identifying the imbalances on the back and other parts of the body. Once they identify these affected parts where blockages are, they use their hands, specifically their fingers and thumbs to remove the muscle tension that causes the imbalance. They also use their feet and palms for more pressure. Aside from the back, pressure is usually applied on the fists, elbows, feet, and knees.
Stretching is also part of shiatsu massage. The therapist stretches the different parts of the person’s arms and legs for the same purpose of removing the blockages to the energy flow.
What’s unique about shiatsu massage is that there is no need to apply oils on the body. So if you’re the conservative type of person, you’ll love this therapy because you won’t need to remove your clothes for the massage session.