Summer is approaching, and at the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we are getting ready to shine from the inside out. Today we are travelling from our Thai Spa to Asia to tell you about the Shiatsu massage. Do you want to find out more about it?
Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese technique, which is based on remove the blockages of our vital energy (qi) through applying pressure on our body with fingers and palms.
Shiatsu dates back to the early 20th century, specifically to 1912. Just as other Oriental techniques such as acupuncture, Shiatsu defends that people´s health depends on how their vital energy flows through their body. This process is developed by the meridian points. If applying pressure on these meridians with the palms and fingertips, mainly the thumbs, we will be able to redirect and improve the circulation of energy and then, our health.
Shiatsu is also related to other Oriental practices such as Tai Chi or yoga, since, it also searches for improving body posture as well as moving and breathing correctly.
Shiatsu has many benefits to the body: produces muscle relaxation, improves circulation, respiratory and digestive system, reduces stress, and the most important one, achieves perfect harmony between body, mind and spirit.