First, we need to know what shiatsu is and what it can do for you. It is a form of oriental medical treatment known to be started by Chinese people thousands of years ago, and became a powerful yet gentle healing art of the Japanese, with shi, meaning finger, and atsu, as pressure. It has the philosophy that the flow of energy must be re-established to benefit overall well being of the person by focusing on the network of meridians found in the human body.
The shiatsu has a literal meaning of « finger-pressure. » It uses fingers, palms, thumbs, knees, elbows and even feet to apply the pressure to the body energy points. Through the use of these pressure-applying parts, shiatsu can serve as preventative therapy, addressing the underlying roots as well as the symptoms of various diseases. The meridians, which as shiatsu principle elaborates, are associated to most major body organs, like the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart, and others.
As shiatsu principle teaches the people, it is the sole responsibility of the person to take care of their own well being and health. It is in contrast with the Western medical belief which earlier told us that it is the medical practitioners who are primarily responsible for the health of the people. In the Western awareness, the unique characteristic of tough therapy has been lost that it is believed that only the medical experts can give cure and treatment to people suffering from diseases.
While to most extent, it is necessary to trust one’s well being into medical practitioners, it is not right to forget that there exists essential benefits between touches of two human beings delivering the needed communication that can also serve as therapy to improve one’s health and condition. It is a good thing the western culture has now seen the significance of this touch therapy that it finally has recognized the beneficial effects of massage therapy, acupressure, and acupuncture methods, such as the shiatsu massage.
As the world recognized the essence of shiatsu massage method, out born the shiatsu massage chair for the people who want to improve their health condition and seek a more convenient way to do it. Shiatsu massage chairs are designed to provide the people a medium to improve their overall being without going outdoors. What they get from the massage therapy sessions administered by the shiatsu specialists and practitioners can be obtained by using a shiatsu massage chair.
Obviously, shiatsu massage chairs have principles the same as that traditional shiatsu massage finger-pressure techniques provide. All the same, the massage chairs work to strengthen and improve the immune system so that when practiced or used more consistently, can become your instrument of preventive health care.
Many people can benefit from shiatsu massage chairs. As have been used by many celebrities like Henry Kissinger and professional dancers around the world like Martha Graham, Ivan Nagy, and others, this device is truly a magic working its way to provide better life not only to them but to people who are suffering from certain disorders and those wanting to relax their body.
The shiatsu massage chairs are a great way to relieve the patient from their muscle pains, especially at the back, legs, arms, and others parts of the body that are in constant rigid mobility, as well as other unhealthy conditions. The chairs will restore the vitality and energy so that the patient will always be ready to face the challenges even the harshness of their daily activities.