Originating in ancient China and Japan, Zen Shiatsu combines traditional Chinese medicinal practices, modern massage therapy, and Eastern holistic healing philosophies. The technique revolves around balancing the energy flow (focusing on meridians, or pathways that help channel energy throughout the body) and the physical structure of the body via touch, comfortable pressure and particular techniques. The influence of energy can be seen on the respiratory, communication, spirituality and digestion system for which if the pathway of the energy flow is disrupted, physical and psychological diseases can occur.
Zen Shiatsu offers an alternative for the body to become relaxed and gain therapeutic treatment which can be offered clinically for musculoskeletal treatment along with a deficiency of energy also being treated via Shiatsu.
How Does Zen Shiatsu Work
Zen Shiatsu experts utilise both hands to carry out the therapeutic process, with one hand being used to receive and understand the energy level whilst the other is used to reach at the desired level of depth to pass on the energy, with the amount of pressure required being expressed through your body. During the process, it is preferable for you to lie upon the floor if possible, or a chair can be utilised if this is not possible. Stretches can be utilised to relieve chronic blockages, with the entire body being worked upon at this time resulting in the stagnated area being cleared out in due course of time
Treatment through Zen Shiatsu
The causes of emotional and mental stress can also be deciphered as a result of this process, and can be treated through Shiatsu. Such ailments which Zen Shiatsu can help include insomnia, tension in muscles, depression and anxiety, menstrual dysfunction, digestive disorder, headaches and reduction in the amount of resistance with an infection.
Musculoskeletal system treatment is another area where Zen Shiatsu can be of help, where the impact over tissue can be observed directly. In addition to this, healing processes can be stimulated whilst relaxation may be a resultant simultaneously making for Zen Shiatsu to provide aid to physical problems including backache, sprains and strains, stiffness in shoulder and neck, joint pain. Along with providing relief in case of a lack of blood circulation, congestion in sinus and fluid being retained within the tissue.