26 Apr Relieving Stress and Fatigue with Shiatsu Massage
Hi all! Renee here, your friendly shiatsu massage therapist at tonika health. We all know that modern life is stressful. Our demanding daily lives, the fast paced and overwhelming urban environments we live in, the widespread insecurities of the covid pandemic. These things can unsurprisingly throw us out of balance, create high stress levels that build up over time, and eventually cause disharmony or ‘dis-ease’.
Stress does creeps up on us over time, often manifesting in minor symptoms like fatigue, racing thoughts at night and digestive discomfort. But it can also develop into more serious chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, migraines, insomnia and immune issues.
It may seem normal to accept stress as an unpleasant, but mostly harmless, part of life. But gritting your teeth and bearing the symptoms, especially for prolonged periods of time, is likely to cause you far more mental, physical and emotional harm in the long run.
One of the most powerful tools for relieving stress, and overcoming the disorders and imbalances that stress can cause is shiatsu. Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage style that involves foot reflexology combined with trigger point therapy. It works to stimulate the nerve and meridian network, and open and improve energy (Ki), in order to relieve common stresses and pain.
Shiatsu massage is an instant stress relief and is very popular with our clients who struggle with stress. Shiatsu focuses on various acupressure points to help release tension from the body while also promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.
Here are just some of our favourite stress relieving benefits of shiatsu massage:
- Relax and clear the mind to improve sound sleep
- Calm the nervous system
- Relieve muscle tension, especially to improve neck and shoulder mobility
- Revitalise mental capacity , alertness and concentration
- Aid in the mobilisation and elimination of toxins from muscle tissue.
So, there you go folks, just some of the ways that shiatsu can support you – physically, mentally and emotionally.
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