MASSAGE TREATMENTS AT MANCHESTER THERAPY CENTRE
Shiatsu massage treatments are available Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 8.00
pm and Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
Shiatsu is a Japanese word: "shi" meaning finger, and "atsu" meaning
pressure. Shiatsu massage is a combination of many different
techniques, including pressing, hooking, sweeping, shaking,
rotating, grasping, vibrating, patting, plucking, lifting, pinching,
rolling and brushing.
A shiatsu massage treatment usually takes place at floor level on a
futon or padded mat. Comfortable loose clothing is worn for the
treatment to provide ease of movement for the assisted stretches.
The shiatsu massage therapist works along the meridians using
techniques to encourage and release the flow of energy in the
meridians. Particular acupressure points are also chosen to remedy
any energy imbalances.
Shiatsu benefits each person differently, depending on their
condition when they are treated, as well as their pre-existing
medical and hereditary conditions. Generally, Shiatsu stimulates a
relaxation or parasympathetic response in the recipient's body. The
nervous system is stimulated; reducing pain and relaxing muscles.
Respiration becomes more regular, slower and deeper. Circulation
improves allowing the body to warm up or cool off more effectively
and consistently. Hormones, which help the body maintain a state of
balance, are also affected positively by shiatsu massage. Improved
digestion, bowel evacuation and sleeping patterns are other benefits
for the patient.
All shiatsu massage therapists at the Manchester Therapy Centre are fully
qualified and experienced.
To make an appointment for an
Shiatsu Massage treatment please ring us on 0161 881 7171.
Most people say they feel
physically lighter, looser in their muscles and more mentally at
ease after a shiatsu massage treatment. The effects of shiatsu are
usually noticeable up to three days after a treatment. For general
health maintenance, patients are advised to have a shiatsu massage
treatment as often as once a week or at least once every three
A shiatsu massage treatment can last up to 90 minutes and is
most effective if alcohol and heavy meals are avoided on the day of
Benefits Of Shiatsu Massage
Induces mental relaxation
feeling of well-being
Alleviates backache and pain
Clears headaches and migraines
Removes muscular tension or stiffness
Treats depression and anxiety
Helpful for sports injuries
Good for exhaustion or fatigue
Treats digestive problems and bowel disorders
Helpful for menstrual problems
Lowers blood pressure
Can be used for children's problems
Excellent for back pain, neck stiffness,
shoulder problems and sciatica
Improves breathing with asthma
Treats anxiety, depression, stress, tension
sleeping problems and chronic fatigue
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