This Therapy is based for the
points lying all over the body. When the organ or the part of the
body is diseased, the local points when pressed the disease in organ
of the local area is “ Eased out”. This technique is Japanese
Therapy. This is quite old and presently becoming more popular. Here
SHI means fingers and ATSU means Pressure. The therapy uses finger
pressure on a series of points, lying all over the body. This very
popular in Japan. In 1955 first shiatsu treatment was legally
approved as a part of amma message. In 1957 Japan shiatsu school was
officially licensed by Minister of health & Welfare in Japan. In
1964, Shiatsu was recognized as distinct and independent from other
form of message.
Shiatsu is simple and applies
manual and digital pressure on local points of the body. The aim is
preventing and curing illness by stimulating the body’s natural
powers of recuperation, eliminating litigue – producing elements,
and promoting general good health. The major characteristics are:-
This combines diagnosis and
treatment. Experienced Therapist is able to detect the
abnormalities by seeing the skin, muscle or body heat on contact.
Only hands & fingers are used. No
mechanical devices or medicines are used.
No side effects.
No age limits. This may be used
for any group of people.
Shiatsu helps to detect body
irregularities and works as a health barometer.
This creates trust and reliance
between patient and the therapist.
This is effective because it
treats the whole body – The best way is to treat the entire body
and then to deal with localities showing pathological symptoms.
Basic Rules for Good
Health and Long life.
Diet is very
important for body. We must aim at balanced diet suiting to the
needs of body. At the same time, the body must be able t digest
and aninilate the nutrients it takes in. Here, Shiatsu plays
important role. Shiatsu on abdomen improves the overall
functioning of the stomach and intestines, thus toning digestion
and absorption of nutrients. The technique is simple and may be
Human being sleep
about one third of life – proper sleep is very essential for
healthy functioning of the body. There is no doubt that “ early to
bed and early to rise” are linked with longevity. Modern life
style has made urban living difficult to follow sound sleep. Here,
Shiatsu technique is very helpful.
is essential for healthy functioning. Shiatsu Therapy, if done
regularly restore appetite, improve digestion, and regulate
elimination. It will help to prevent constipation.
Shiatsu standpoint, special attention should be given to
exercising the hands and fingers. Moving the hands and fingers
develop the motor . The Shiatsu techniques are also very helpful
for eyes and teeth. The hand movements have a good influence on
powers of thought.
laughing face is pleasing and beautiful. Physiologically laughter
improves the colour of blood. The up-down movement of diaphragm
caused by laughter stimulates the operation of the heart &
improves the blood circulation. Laughter is very good for the
functioning of stomach. It helps in internal secretions of the
endocrine system. We must recall old saying – “ Laughter is the
gates to happiness” and “ A laugh rejuvenates, a frown
Conditions where this must not be used
appendicitis, pyelitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcers, duodenal
ulcers, liver cirrhosis, leukemia, twisting of the bowels,
intestinal obstruction, cancer.
High fever immediately after
surgery, extreme physical debility, infectious skin ailments.
Points of Cautions:
Hands must be clean and finger
nails cut to size.
Therapist must first relax
The basics of the correct therapy
must be mastered.
Proper basic positions must be
Pressure points must be
The condition of the patient must
be kept in mind before commencing therapy.
During therapy, the therapist
must concentrate on his work with sincerity and causation.
Therapeutical sessions may last
from thirty minutes to one hour depending upon the condition.
Patient should urinate or
defecate if necessary; before therapy begins. The patient must
relax physically & mentally.
Therapy sessions should begin no
sooner than thirty minutes after meals, when the stomach is
neither empty nor too full.