Joy Taylor Practices Shiatsu in Sheffield UK.

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage therapy developed in Japan, that has spread worldwide. The 1915 Japanese book, Shiatsu Rycho authored by Tenpaku Tamai is among the most first written mention of modern Shiatsu. However, Tokujiro Namikoshi’s (1905-2000) followers consider him to be the founder of Shiatsu.

Shiatsu regulates your nerve fibres and promotes healing by stimulating chemical responses in the human body. The therapeutic effect emanates from the truth that Shiatsu triggers the release of hormones and the body chemicals necessary to heal, to soothe, and make your body-mind perform optimally.

Shiatsu continues to be given official recognition through the EU Parliament also. It is just one of eight non-conventional, complementary medicine disciplines mentioned inside Collins Report, which has been adopted from the European Parliament in May 1997 (see references).

You’ll find 838 basic shiatsu pressure points, called Atten in Japanese. These points is available on the muscles, nerves, arteries and, lymph vessels, bones, and endocrine glands. Because therapy progresses, the therapist senses the health of the body, and applies suitable kinds of pressure. The basis rule is, tighter the muscles are, the lighter the pressure. As the muscles relax, pressure becomes deeper but it is always firm and steady. Knuckles, fists, elbows, and knees are never used during a Namikoshi Shiatsu Treatment as they lack the specified sensitivity.

Note:The knowledge on this page is good for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice.

For those who have medical problems speak to your doctor first.