Shiatsu is an Oriental treatment method based on Chinese medicine and relies heavily on balance between Yin and Yang.
The massage is very similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles that stick into the body, the therapist uses his fingers to apply pressure along the energy channels (meridians) in the body.
Shiatsu is a complete treatment method that includes diagnosis, identification of the source of the problems and specific treatment of the body and soul.
Besides the physical aspects Shiatsu is considered one of the most relaxing and pleasant alternative treatment methods, as in any method that originates in Chinese medicine, Shiatsu also body and soul are inseparable.
Whether you are looking for a physical problem solution or just a time to relax and indulge, shiatsu massage is a perfect way to get to peace and pampering.
Shiatsu was born in Japan based on Chinese medicine, the roots of ancient treatment and have stood the test of outcome throughout the generations and have been proven in many medical studies.
The original therapists had to be blind, so they learned to use their tactile feel and know exactly where the body was and where the energy came from.
With the spread of globalization and the importation of many Chinese medicine methods as part of alternative medicine, Shiatsu also came to the Western world and found a safe and established place in modern society.
Today many shiatsu schools have been opened all over the world and Shiatsu therapists are coming to almost every Western country. Many who are disappointed with modern Western medicine find a solution with Chinese medicine.
The treatment is done lightly on a mattress or treatment bed when the therapist uses his hands to press and massage key points to the energy flow.
The treatment can be done lying on the back, on the abdomen or on the side, according to the needs of the patient, which will make contact with various points in the body from the forehead to the feet.
Apart from the specific treatment, Shiatsu has a liberating and balanced effect, is meditative and calming, and many come out of the treatment with a feeling of peace and tranquility.
Sometimes the pressure on the various meridians in the body can be accompanied by a feeling of pain or discomfort, it is not a necessary part of the treatment and can be momentary.
If they feel any discomfort during treatment, let your therapist know exactly what you feel and where they will know how to tailor the treatment to you perfectly.
The amount of pressure applied to the patient is determined according to his or her requirements, meaning that someone who enjoys a great deal of pressure on a particular point may ask the therapist or ask that the pressure be gentle and reassuring.
The therapist encourages the patient to respond and respond to the preferred amount of pressure at the beginning of the treatment so they can create the perfect massage for you.
Professional care performed by a trained therapist will be made under variable pressure and will be effective for a wide range of problems.
As part of Chinese medicine and as an alternative treatment method, shiatsu is considered the appropriate treatment for pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy.
The treatment is tailored to the patient and can therefore be suitable for any health or physical condition in which he or she is present. Pregnant women are in a very delicate state to which caregivers are aware.
The Neve Tzedek spa team is skilled and expert in its work. Our therapists and caregivers know how to treat a wide range of situations and of course in pregnant women.
However, many shiatsu therapists advise pregnant women not to receive Shiatsu before the 16th week of pregnancy, before the body is in a more stable and balanced state.
No, Shiatsu does not use oils for the purpose of sniffing and relaxing or for massage and treatment.
Depending on the problem, if you come with a slight problem or need general balance and relaxation you may feel satisfied with a single treatment.
Many patients who suffer from chronic disorders or chronic pain have at least two treatments, with the first treatment having a positive effect and the second and later treatment having an even greater effect.
The Spa Neve Tzedek team will be happy to advise you regarding your personal problems and to adjust the most suitable treatments for you.
The name Shiatsu means “finger-click”.
A description that refers to one of the main treatment techniques, where you press your finger on the main energy points in the body.
It is recommended not to eat a large meal before and arrive in comfortable and comfortable clothes.
The therapeutic effect of the shiatsu is through the energy system of the meridians, as well as in the movement and deep and stable pressure on the muscles and joints.
Therefore, skin contact is not important, and there is no need for fluid movements with oil.