There are times when we all feel a little less than our best. Sometimes, it seems, our bodies just don’t feel up to the challenges of the day. We might feel run-down, suffer from a nagging headache, or be plagued by a variety of aches and pains. It’s become almost a tradition in the United States to respond to these physical disruptions by turning to the old reliable medicine cabinet – treating even the most minor physical ailments with some type of pill. The next time you feel a little under the weather, however, try setting aside the pharmaceutical solutions and opt for a shiatsu massage instead.
Shiatsu is an ancient Chinese form of massage that has been in use in traditional Chinese medicine for more than two thousand years. It is sometimes known as acupressure, due to its focus on pressure points on the body. The therapist uses a variety of manual manipulations that range from extremely gentle circular motions to more vigorous kneading, rubbing, and percussion techniques. The therapy can increase energy levels even as it fills you with a deep sense of relaxation. It can also provide four other benefits that might surprise you:
- It can help relieve pain, including arthritic pain. Shiatsu acupressure techniques can be applied to any area of the body where arthritic pain is being experienced. Since acupressure has demonstrable benefit for reducing inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammation, shiatsu techniques can help to reduce that pain.
- Shiatsu can improve the body’s circulation, and aid in digestion. These techniques aid in increasing the flow of blood and bodily energy, facilitating improved movement of oxygen and other nutrients to cells. That enhancement of blood flow helps to promote improved digestive function as well.
- It helps relieve migraine tension. Shiatsu relaxes muscles while restoring blood flow. Because migraines are caused in part by blood vessels in the head that widen and narrow erratically, this improved blood flow and relaxation of tissue can help to relieve that pain.
- It can help enhance your skin’s overall health. Your skin is like every other organ in your body; its cells need to remain healthy if it is to look and feel healthy. Shiatsu directly impacts capillary circulation in your skin’s soft tissue, stimulating the glands that keep your skin soft and moist. Regular shiatsu massages can keep your skin looking and feeling younger, smoother, and healthier than it’s ever been.
At Tiffany Beauty Spa, we know that it’s tempting to rely on the same old pills, creams, and other medicines whenever you’re not feeling your best. At the same time, however, we also know that there are other options that can be even more effective for helping you enjoy renewed energy levels and the good health that comes from feeling relaxed and revitalized. Our experienced massage therapists can help you to enjoy those benefits by providing the best shiatsu massage therapy in Fort Lauderdale. Call us today to learn more about how a massage could benefit you, and to make your next appointment.