What is the effect of Shiatsu/Acupressure and Anma Massage?
Our Shiatsu therapists have personally developed a variety of individual techniques work in our clinic. Shiatsu/Acupressure treatment will balance the energy in the body, eliminating stiffness and swelling, reduce sensitivity to cold and reduce stress. A popular treatment for a wide range of patients, in particular busy business people, who often have physical exhaustion, or who have nervous symptoms, will feel complete relaxation. This in turn is restorative and energizing. It also has reduced menstrual and other forms of chronic pain.
Furthermore, Shiatsu/acupressure and acupuncture compliment each other perfectly. Indeed it is often helpful to experience both techniques in the same session as this results in enhanced effect
These treatments enhance the body’s natural energy flow, thereby enabling the natural healing power which we all possess in our own bodies.
Shiatsu was established in Japan around the 19th century. Its technique applies intensive pressure to a single acupressure point on the body using the hands and fingers to stimulate the natural healing power of the human body, to improve physical ailments, and to maintain and improve health. ”Shi” means a finger and “Atsu” means pressure. it is a simple treatment method consisting only of manual pressure with the hands and fingers, but therapists adjust the strength, frequency, and angle of the application of hands and figures to treat various symptoms according to the client’s symptoms, conditions, and physical strength.
Anma is a manual therapy that uses stroking, pushing, rubbing, tapping and other manual techniques to promote health by reacting to the homeostatic functions of the organism. The treatment should be performed over clothing from the centre of the body towards the limbs. It improves fatigue and stiff shoulders by manually relaxing the muscles and improving blood circulation.
Although strictly speaking there is a difference between the methods of treatment between shiatsu and anma, our qualified practitioners can use both techniques if needed depending on the symptoms and problems. For example, shiatsu technique may be applied to the back, and hands and feet will be treated with anama technique.
Shiatsu and anma address a wide range of problems and demands in modern society, such as the improvement of chronic disorders and diseases in daily life, daily health maintenance and disease prevention, treatment of the aftereffects of traffic accidents, and improvement of sports performance.
They help the circulation of blood and lymph fluid in the intramuscular tissue and can be expected to stimulate metabolism. Performed on the abdomen, it promotes digestion and absorption. Further stimulation can also relieve stiff muscles and regulate biological functions.
Effectiveness of Shiatsu and Anma Massage
It is effective for back pain, stiff shoulders, general lethargy, fatigue, dizziness, tinnitus, sensitivity to cold, headache, indigestion, anorexia, constipation, menstrual pain, sciatic neuralgia, asthma, high blood pressure, etc., relief of pain such as neuralgia, paralysis, rheumatism and other endogenous diseases. It is also an effective treatment method for maintaining good health, even for those who are currently healthy.