Clinical Shiatsu Therapy is a gentle and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. Aches, pains, tension, and difficulty with movement are resolved through balance and release in the musculoskeletal system. Shiatsu catalyzes results that are lasting and can even continue to improve following treatment. A balanced, supple, and low-resistance musculoskeletal system supports the healing process – Clinical Shiatsu is thus an excellent treatment for injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Shiatsu is great as a stand-alone therapy, and is also an excellent complimentary modality with Physical Therapy or other type of treatment plan.

Shiatsu’s gentle touch approach has an especially unique supportive effect on the parasympathetic nervous. A mid-century study in Japan supported this, and led to the Japanese government’ official recognition of Shiatsu’s therapeutic efficacy. The benefits of parasympathetic nervous system function have been well documented in a vast number of scientific studies. In the most general terms, Shiatsu has a restorative effect on the internal organs, supporting healthy sleep and digestion!

The benefits of Shiatsu go on… a 2007 cross-European study involving 948 participants showed positive short and long-term effects. These effects include: overall health improvement, improvement in posture, use of body, and ability to help oneself, ability to cope with things, development as a person, and a decrease in the need for medications and medical intervention. See link below for the full study.

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Source: Long AF (2007) Executive Summary. Final Report. The Effects and Experience of Shiatsu: A Cross-European Study. Leeds: University of Leeds, School of Healthcare. http://www.shiatsusociety.org/sites/default/files/5fpresearchprojectphasetworeportforewordexecutivesummarydec07.pdf