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What is Shiatsu
Shiatsu has its origins thousands of years ago in Japan and was formalized into its modern form over a hundred years ago. It draws on much of traditional Chinese knowledge for its theoretical base, using the same meridians and points as in acupuncture.
Shiatsu Massage Treatments
Shiatsu works on the physical body, muscles, joints, blood, as well as the points and meridians of acupuncture. Massage strokes similar to kneading are part of shiatsu. The pressure varies according to the person, the area of the body, and the purpose of treatment. Shiatsu can be very deep to help ease physical tensions, or it can be very light and soothing. Sometimes, stretches and movement are involved, so it can feel like Thai massage or having yoga done to your body. Shiatsu treatments can be combined with Essential Oils.
Contact Abigail Ballaban
Contact Abigail at (503) 389-8938 for more information on how shiatsu massage treatment can help your specific condition.