We are aware that when a masseuse gives a massage there are
different types of techniques that they can use. Of these many techniques the Japanese massage is somewhat unique.
This Japanese massage is called Shiatsu and while it may have originally been a Chinese form of medicine, the
massage itself is has become Japanese.
In this Japanese massage you will find that the therapist uses finger pressure and
the bodies own natural weight to help with the massage. For a Japanese massage the person who is having the massage
will be able to wear their clothes as it is not necessary for the removal of clothing.
Shiatsu uses the various pressure points in the body to help diagnose and treat
various conditions that are found in the person. Like the Chinese acupuncture and Qigong techniques, Japanese
massage techniques makes full use of the energy of Chi that is flowing through the body.
In the Japanese massage the fingers of the massage therapist are used not only to
find what sort of problem the patient is suffering from but also the best way to treat this problem as a
preventative measure. The use of Japanese massage has been found to help with problems that originate in the bone
It can also help with the healing process for the nervous system, muscles,
circulatory system and the internal secretion process. There is also another benefit that is found with a Japanese
massage. This is where the massage stimulates the body to produce its own healing capabilities.
The therapist who performs Japanese massage therapies needs to train for quite
some time to acquire that ability to detect the various illnesses and underlying medical problems that their
patients are suffering from. Today some practitioners of Japanese massage also combine other techniques into their
Japanese massage therapy.
For the best type of Japanese massage you should understand that the therapist
will need to have some knowledge about the internal problems that are facing the client’s body. There are various
standards that need to be adhered to when the client is being given a full Japanese massage.
Unlike the other massages a Japanese massage is conducted on a firm mat that is
placed on the ground. With a Japanese massage you will find that your body is helping the therapist to cure you
while the massage is being performed.
This form of massage therapy is therefore very similar in nature to that of
acupuncture and today it is regarded as a not just a soothing massage technique but it is also seen as a healing