Shiatsu Massage

Awender Chiropractic Shiatsu Massage Therapy

There are many styles of finger pressure therapy; we're happy to offer several of them to our patients near Redwood City, CA. Shiatsu massage draws from Chinese and Japanese traditions to relieve pain and inflammation. Learn the benefits of massage therapy in the Shiatsu style and when we might recommend it.

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What is Shiatsu Treatment?

Shiatsu came from Japan and China, drawing on traditional theories of Chinese medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, different pathways or meridians run through the body. If the meridians become blocked — for example, by a large muscle knot — then your body's energy cannot flow properly. By removing the blockages with finger pressure therapy, Shiatsu massage relieves energetic blockages before they cause disease.

As our massage therapist applies pressure to your pressure points, muscle knots loosen. Tight muscles and fascia slacken. Pain and inflammation decrease. On the cellular level, your central nervous system and your immune system benefit from pressure point treatments.

Shiatsu massage benefits the mind and body. We may especially recommend it to those patients who suffer from sciatica, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, anxiety, depression, fatigue, or respiratory ailments. If you suffer from musculoskeletal pain, chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, or chronic headaches, you may benefit from this massage therapy.

How to Prepare for Shiatsu Treatment in Redwood City?

Since shiatsu massage is performed fully clothed, wear loose and comfortable clothing when you have an appointment. Before the massage, you will discuss your health, injuries, or pain with your massage therapist.

During the massage, your therapist will use their hands, thumbs, elbows, knees, and other parts of the body to apply pressure along the meridians. While shiatsu generally consists of intense pressure (unlike, say, Swedish massage), you may request lighter pressure if the massage gets too intense.

After a massage, drink plenty of water. Toxins were released into your bloodstream by the shiatsu therapy; flushing your system with water helps drain the toxins from your body. Your therapist may recommend changes to your diet or lifestyle that will support your overall wellness. Of course, it is up to you whether you decide to integrate their suggestions.

What are The Benefits of Massage Therapy?

Like other styles of massage, shiatsu relieves pain and inflammation and promotes healing from the inside out. By balancing the energy within your body, shiatsu can be part of preventative care. Shiatsu therapy works particularly well on stress and anxiety, as finger pressure therapy can have a soothing effect on mental stress. Since this method uses intense pressure, we recommend it for our patients who like firm touch. While the effect is often cumulative, even a single session can impart a positive change on your health.

Schedule Shiatsu Treatment in Redwood City, CA

Awender Chiropractic is located in Redwood City and we welcome patients from the surrounding communities, which include Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Contact Us to reserve your appointment for a shiatsu treatment, or any other style of massage, please call us at (650) 366-1273 today.