Shiatsu - Japanese therapy, which is based onphysiological and anatomical theory. It is regulated as licensed medical therapy in Japan and is currently experiencing a peak in its development. Various styles are combined by classical Japanese techniques of unique massage, medical practice, as well as physiology and anatomy of Western Europe. Simply put, this term is called a daily Japanese facial massage.
Massage originated in Japan a century and a half agoand is considered a modern manifestation of the ancient massage of ammonia. Takiyuro Namikoshi, the founder of the method, believed that Japanese facial massage strengthens health, promotes longevity and good health. Shiatsu quickly gained attention and love in Japan, then in Europe, and today the technique is used not only by ordinary people, but also by professional masseurs all over the world.
The technique is based on a point effect,Pressing with palms or fingers. Regardless of what purpose the Japanese shiatsu massage is pursuing, it is necessary to influence the same points, as the massage treats an undetermined ailment, but awakens the internal strength of the body to confront the disease.
The impact of pressure on specific pointson the body, in this case the person, it is possible to improve the circulation in the body of vital energy and forces. It is interesting that the points in this massage do not coincide with the points of acupuncture. In addition, these points are not exactly located, and with the massage are detected purely intuitively.
Before you start the massage with a massage, you needTo know that shiatsu (Japanese massage) is contraindicated in a number of cases. So, such a procedure can not be performed in any infectious diseases (infectious hepatitis, dysentery, malaria, mumps, etc.), with severe kidney, heart, liver, lung, stomach, hemophilia (clotting disorders), with various neoplasms, and also with broken bones and pain. Whatever it was, you should first consult with your doctor and find out his professional opinion.
Japanese face massage is often doneat home alone. Self-massage is even considered more effective and productive, since in this case the hands are involved, which improves the blood supply in the hands and fingertips, which in turn are related to the work of the brain. So, when self-massage is toned to only the general state of the human body, but stagnation in the brain is prevented.
As already mentioned, shiatsu is produced byrhythmic pressure on the points with your fingers and palms. A standard standard technique is to press the whole plane of the first phalanx of the thumb with the whole plane. In this case, the force of pressure should vary from insignificant and barely perceptible to the maximum. As a rule, up to ten clamps per minute with a duration of one pressure from 5 to 7 seconds is made (exception: it is impossible to press more than 3 seconds on the points around the neck).
Performing a Japanese facial massage, you canto work with both hands, pressing the thumb of one hand on the thumb of the other, thereby burdening it. In general, massage is performed by the second, third and fourth fingers.
The pressure itself should be like a blow andto be jerky. It is produced perpendicular to the massaged surface. The best effect from the technology is achieved in the case of impact on all known points. In the case of a particular disease, the points that are located near the sore spot are treated. The feeling when pressing should be mixed (a mixture of pleasant and painful sensations). Often the session lasts half an hour with a week of treatment. The next course should start only after a while.