SHIATSU MASSAGE FOR MIGRAINES
WHAT IS SHIATSU THERAPY?
Shiatsu massage is a Japanese style of massage based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves the application of sustained pressure to specific points on the body. From a Western perspective, the points follow muscle lines, nerve pathways, and blood vessels and applying pressure can release muscular tension, relieve pain, increase circulation, boost the immune system and help muscles, nerves and organs to function at their best. The pressure is usually applied with thumbs, but fingers, palms or elbows can be used.
WHO CAN RECEIVE SHIATSU THERAPY?
Generally, treatment can be done on anyone, regardless of age or health. However, the best practice is to use gentler pressure on children, the elderly and in areas of injury or inflammation. Shiatsu Therapy, in general, is extremely beneficial for relaxation, stress management, as a preventative treatment and to treat specific conditions.
CAN I RECEIVE A TREATMENT WHILE I HAVE A MIGRAINE?
4 Elements Healing Massage is trained in Shiatsu Massage for the Effective Treatment of Migraines. This training has two specific protocols which are meant to target migraines while a client is having one and prevent them from reoccurring.
DOES THIS TREATMENT ONLY WORK FOR MIGRAINES?
NO! Because the treatment protocols are designed to target the face, head, neck, AND shoulders, it is beneficial for tension headaches, stress headaches, sinus headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), tight shoulders and neck pain.