Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu may be used to treat the following conditions:

  • MassageStress
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tiredness
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Stress
  • Arthritis pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Constipation
  • Depression

Shiatsu may not be suitable for people:

  • With an infectious skin disease, a rash, or open wounds. Shiatsu should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
  • Who have recently had surgery.
  • Who have recently had chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by a doctor.
  • With osteoporosis. These patients should consult their doctor before having shiatsu.
  • Who are prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having shiatsu.
  • Who are pregnant. Check with a doctor first if you are considering getting any type of massage or bodywork. Shiatsu in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.