Types of Massage
In this type, breathing methods are used to relax and cleanse the body, and simultaneously strengthen the nervous system. The sessions end with relaxation rituals that provide total rest to the body. They focus on two things - energy channels of the body (sen), and the different body muscles.
This is more effective in handling the emotional and psychological issues, than the physical ones. It helps in energy re-balance, and results in physical well-being.
Shiatsu includes pressure application, joint rotations, and stretches. It re-balances the bone system, maintains nervous system balance, enhances circulatory function and improves muscle flexibility. Although it's widely practiced in China, the roots of this technique lie in Japanese philosophy. This method focuses on the hara, the energy center of the body.
Spinal twists and some other techniques are utilized in this technique. Different problems concerning abdomen like indigestion, heartburn, bloating, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome can be treated.
The sense of touch is used to determine the correct amount of pressure to apply to different individuals, and find out areas of tension and different soft-tissue problems. When muscles are overworked, waste products like lactic acid collect in the muscle and cause soreness, muscle spasms, and stiffness.
Massage enhances the circulation due to which blood flow is increased, and the body tissues are supplies with fresh oxygen. Therapeutic massage boosts the circulatory system and immune system, so that the blood pressure, muscle tone, circulation, digestion, and skin tone can be benefited.