Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage based on the principles of acupressure. It is believed that health can be restored through establishing balance along the energy meridians of the body and removing any blockages or stagnation. There are also direct benefits to the manipulation of the soft tissues.
Researchers have begun to study the many benefits of this amazing therapy. Harvard Medical University has compiled the evidence. They found that numerous studies indicate that Shiatsu may be helpful in many different circumstances. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may want to consider trying shiatsu:
- Lower Back Pain
- Sleep Difficulties
- High Blood Pressure
- Poor Digestion
Traditionally, a Shiatsu practitioner will use their fingers, elbows and sometimes their knees to apply pressure and stretch the soft tissues. This has the effect of balancing the energy flow in the body. This energy flow is sometimes referred to as ?chi?. In addition to the energetic benefits of shiatsu, this type of massage also stimulates circulation, balances the nervous system and helps your body to release toxins.
Fortunately you can achieve many of these benefits in your own home. The Kneading Fingers Deluxe Shiatsu Massager?has mechanical ?fingers? which have the same the effect of stimulating the meridians and massaging the soft tissues. You will notice both physical and mental benefits from this remarkable device.
You can also balance your chi through the use of a Chi Health Device. Through the ?fish tail? movement of the unit your entire spine is gently rocked and energy blockages removed. You can find out about the many health benefits of these units HERE.