Shiatsu in Utrecht
What is shiatsu massage?
Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure”. Apart from the fingers also elbows, knees and feet are used to aply gentle pressure. Just like acupuncture, shiatsu is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese medicine.
What effect has a shiatsu massage?
Shiatsu massage provides deep relaxation and can be experienced as very calming and soothing. Shiatsu massage also works revitalizing and it will boost your self-healing power.
Benefits of shiatsu massage
– Calming, grounding and deep relaxation
– Helps to complement and bring your energy into balance
– Helps to relieve and prevent many complaints
– Reduces tension and stiffness throughout the body
– Helps the body to eliminate waste products
– Strengthens immunity
– It feels good!
Conditions in which shiatsu helps
– Headaches and migraines
– Stress and anxiety
– back pain
– Neck and shoulder tension
What happens in a Shiatsu session?
A shiatsu session takes about one hour and fifteen minutes. During the massage you wear comfortable clothing such as a jogging suit. You lie on the floor on a futon. This is a comfortable cotton mat. In general, the whole body is treated. Shiatsu uses a variety of manual techniques, including pressure, kneading, soothing, tapping, and stretching to access the vital energy of the body. In the case where the client’s energy is low or deficient, the practitioner uses specific techniques to enhance and vitalize the energy. When the client is over-stressed, wound-up, or anxious, the practitioner employs techniques to disperse the “excess” energy. In this way, the energy is regulated. Shiatsu works to alleviate conditions, restore balance, and promote health.
Shiatsu massage in Utrecht
Praktijk Griftpark is a physical therapy practice situated in the centre of Utrecht. The practice has a focus on (Oriental) massage techniques. Apart from physiotherapy we offer shiatsu massage.
For more information or an appointment, please feel free to contact us