Zen Shiatsu Massage Therapy

What is a Zen Shiatsu Treatment?

does shiatsu massage help chronic pain

Zen Shiatsu Massage Therapy

What is a Zen Shiatsu Treatment?

does shiatsu massage help chronic pain

Zen Shiatsu Treatment - Evanston's Massage Alternative

What is a shiatsu treatment?A Zen Shiatsu treatment is as deep or as gentle as a receiver needs, tailored to their preferences. The practitioner contacts the receiver’s energy level at an appropriate depth and with great sensitivity.

Relaxing movements and gentle stretches are also used to improve the quality of movement of the joints.  A rhythmic dance develops as the therapist alternates between relaxing stretches and nourishing touch.

Zen Shiatsu is appropriate for all ages and body types. It is performed fully clothed, with the receiver usually lying on a futon on the floor. For receivers who have difficulty lying on the floor, the work is easily adapted to a chair. Treatments last one hour. Zen Shiatsu is very effective in conditions where emotional disturbance or stress is an underlying factor. While this could be said to include all ailments, the following are the conditions most widely regarded as stress-related:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and
  • Depression
  • Muscular Tension
  • Headaches
  • Digestive Disturbances
  • Menstrual Dysfunction
  • Low Resistance to Infection

Zen Shiatsu is also an effective treatment for the musculoskeletal system. It works directly on the tissues involved, stimulating healing and relaxation responses. It is therefore effective in the treatment of:

  • Backache
  • Synovitis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Neck and Shoulder Stiffness
  • Joint Pain

The localized physical effects of Zen Shiatsu also relieve:

  • Sinus Congestion
  • Retention of Fluid in Tissues
  • Poor Circulation