If you are looking for a physical therapy that focuses on both mind and body, then Shiatsu could be a great treatment for you to consider. If you are looking for a Shiatsu practitioner in your area, then Health4You is a great site for you to consider!


Shiatsu, translated from Japanese, means ‘finger pressure’. This hints to how the practice is performed. Shiatsu is a hands on treatment that involved the practitioner manipulating, kneading and touching the body in various specific ways that affect the physical body as well as balancing the flow of energy throughout your body.


How can Shiatsu benefit you?

Shiatsu can be used to treat and also prevent many ailments, from long-term injuries to blood pressure concerns. It can be argued that a vast majority of its benefits are based around mental health and wellbeing.


Your Shiatsu Session

Your first Shiatsu session will often include a meeting with your practitioner to discuss previous health issues in order for them to understand what they are dealing with and how to approach treatment. You practitioner will treat your entire body, using their hands, knees, elbows and fingers. It is important that you do not consume alcohol before or after your treatment, and that you make an effort to not return to a stressful environment after your massage. 

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