What Is Shiatsu Massage?

Posted June 29, 2010 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage Therapy School

Shiatsu massage is a form of Oriental massage therapy, shiatsu is based on Japanese massage therapy traditions and integrates Chinese medicine theory and practice with Western physiology and anatomy.
Shiatsu combines assisted-stretching techniques and acupressure to restore qi, or energy balance, in the body. The shiatsu practitioner applies pressure to specific points to promote energy distribution throughout the body and to correct disharmonies in the energetic components of the body.
Shiatsu benefits:
• Improves posture.
• Reduces acute and chronic neck and back pain.
• Stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems.
• Reduces blood pressure and heart rate.
Shiatsu therapy treats the root cause of disorders and conditions while enhancing overall health. Therapy often results in increased range of motion and improved coordination. Utilized as either a primary therapy or complementary therapy, shiatsu restores the nervous and circulatory systems, improves muscle elasticity and bone structure and contributes to mind and body wellness.
Register now for summer Massage Therapy program classes offered at Acupuncture & Massage College. Shiatsu and Qi Kung 1 class begins June 28. Musculoskeletal Anatomy and State Law classes begin July 26. Enrollment in the Massage Therapy program classes is on a monthly basis.

AMC’s Massage Therapy program offers a specialization in Japanese shiatsu which enables students to develop experience working with a range of techniques within Asian systems of medicine.

Call Joe Calareso, Admissions Director at (305) 595-9500 for information about AMC’s Massage Therapy program.

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