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Learn Massage in hawaii at http://www.alohamassageschool.com in Maui,Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese therapeutic practice that aims to revitalize one's health and well –being. It is a well known relaxing treatment that can alleviate headaches, neck stiffness, back pains, joint pains, and especially stress. Although then term "shiatsu" is Japanese, this treatment is an incorporation of Japanese massage traditions, Chinese medicine, and Western knowledge on anatomy and physiology.
Moreover, although this hands-on therapy was first used in Japan, it has become a popular massage therapy used by many people to relieve themselves of physical and mental stress. In fact, various Hawaii massage spas and centers specialize in this form of therapy due to the treatment's effectiveness. Also, due to the growing demand of this particular massaging technique, there are therapy schools that have adept instructors who can very well pass their knowledge of the technique.
The shiatsu technique is characterized by the use of the fingers and palms to apply pressure on certain areas of the body which need to be corrected or healed. Why corrected? Due to injuries, there are certain nerves or muscles that may sometimes knot up. Eventually these knotted up nerves and muscles may cause strains to the other nerves and muscles connected to it. As a result, the rest body is stressed down as well and will not be able to function as it is supposed to.
In essence, shiatsu is used both for diagnosis and therapy. The therapist uses his thumbs, fingers, and palms to detect unnecessary stiffness of the surface of the body. Once the therapy locates the irregularities, he instantly corrects and heals the problems through his skilful massaging.
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