The longer I practice & the more cases I see the more I believe Shiatsu is really helpful for joint pain. It can be good for any pain, providing some level of pain relief but also supporting the client with the mental strain & tension that comes from dealing with pain.
I have had clients who have come to me because they suffer with pain in their knees, hips, shoulders, wrists & fingers. Clients have mentioned, after their treatment, that their pain is less for some time.
Shiatsu is a gentle hands-on therapy that works to balance the energy in the body. By holding the joint, or on either side of the joint, Shiatsu can ease the discomfort. There doesn’t need to be stretches or rotations of the joints to give a result, very gentle massage can really help. Sometimes it is appropriate to involve stretches & rotations in the treatment, this can loosen a joint, again giving relief from the symptoms.
Shiatsu is a very supportive & nurturing form of therapy & can allow the client to feel supported. They don’t feel so alone when coping with the emotional & mental strain of dealing with the pain. Clients have also mentioned that they feel some of the mental & emotional stress eases, thoughts seems to flow more easily.
Shiatsu can help with energy levels. It can also provide deep relaxation & can aid healthy sleep patterns. Getting proper relaxation & sleep & feeling more energised can help a client feel better & allow them to make positive changes that may help with their health & any pain they are experiencing.
I love giving Shiatsu & hearing the results from the clients. I’m also always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch through the’contact me’ page with any questions.
I work in Exeter mostly, in Dawlish every other Friday & I have my first pop-up session of Shiatsu in Exmouth next month. Like my Facebook page for info on events & offers.