Shiatsu Massage
Nerang, Gold Coast

What is Shiatsu massage?

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese massage that incorporates stretching and pressure techniques on the muscles to stimulate energy flow (Qi) in the organ meridian system. This helps to improve overall health and well-being.

Shiatsu is a style of massage that uses foot reflexology and trigger point therapy to stimulate the nerves and meridians. This network covers the entire body, providing relief from common stressors and pain points. It also helps improve flexibility in both the body and mind, resulting in a more balanced overall state.

What sorts of things can Shiatsu massage treat?

Shiatsu is an excellent way to support your overall health and can be used as a preventative therapy. It has been shown to improve various conditions, including physical pain (such as neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, headaches, RSI and sciatica), fatigue, stress relaxation , insomnia,, sporting injuries digestive issues menstrual issues, and more.

How often should I have Shiatsu massage?

This depends on the condition being treated and your overall health. For example, if you are seeking relief from chronic pain, weekly or fortnightly treatments may be recommended. However, if you are using Shiatsu for general relaxation and wellbeing, monthly treatments may be sufficient.

Your practitioner will be able to advise you on the best frequency of treatments based on your individual needs.

What are the benefits of Shiatsu massage?

Shiatsu is a holistic therapy that can provide many benefits for both the body and mind. These benefits include:

– Relief from pain, including chronic pain

– Improved flexibility

– Increased energy levels

– Reduced stress and anxiety

– Improved sleep quality

– Enhanced overall well-being

What should I expect during a Shiatsu massage?

A typical Nerang Shiatsu massage session lasts for 60 minutes. During this time, you will remain fully clothed and will be asked to lie down on a comfortable futon or massage table. Your practitioner will assess your needs and may use a variety of techniques, including pressure, stretches, and trigger point therapy.

You may feel some minor discomfort during the massage as your practitioner works to release knots and tension in your muscles. However, this should not be painful and you should feel relaxed and refreshed after the session.

What To Expect At Your First Appointment

Your Nerang Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner will assess your condition and make a diagnosis based on TCM principles. This process involves understanding your medical history, family medical history, lifestyle, diet, medications and supplements as these give insight into overall health.

After examining your tongue and taking your pulses, your Nerang TCM practitioner will make a diagnosis and will determine the best approach to treatment, which can involve cupping, but that may also include other methods like acupuncture, cupping or moxibustion.