Chronic pain sufferers may experience challenging health problems, including:
- Sleep disturbance
- Decreased appetite
Many people struggling to manage chronic pain find that holistic health remedies like shiatsu massage help alleviate their symptoms.
Shiatsu massage involves using the fingers, palms, elbows, and feet to manipulate the body at specific points along the body’s meridians, depending on the patient’s specific condition. Your practitioner may also use gentle tapping, kneading or stretching techniques to alleviate your pain during a Shiatsu session.
Studies have shown that shiatsu massage helps reduce the intensity and duration of episodes of pain. It also helps improve blood flow and release chemicals within the body that reduce stress and anxiety and elevate your mood — all good things for those who suffer chronic pain!
Shiatsu massage is also great for treating many other common conditions, including headaches, sleep disturbances, stress and anxiety, muscle pain and stiffness, and pregnancy discomfort. Shiatsu massage is also found benefical for general health and wellness.