Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art. Shiatsu can aid in a wide range of conditions. Ranging from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu uses a combination of pressure and assisted-stretching techniques. Shiatsu treatments stimulate the circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluids. By stimulating the flow of these fluids the body is able to release toxins and tension from the muscles. It also stimulates the hormonal system allowing the recipient to relax and get in touch with his or her own healing power.
The effects after a Shiatsu treatment differ with each person. There are some unpleasant side effects that some people can experience after a Shiatsu treatment. Here are some of the unpleasant side effects and what causes them.
Coughing is one of the unpleasant side effects that can happen after a shiatsu treatment. This happens because the body is being encouraged to get rid of sugars and fats out of the body.
Tiredness is also another one of the unpleasant side effects. This happens mostly with a person who is suffering from nervous tension. Once the tension is removed the body then needs to sleep and restore itself.
Becoming emotional is another one of those unpleasant side effects. These feeling can come about while the energy is being stimulated to flow and balance is regained.
The Shiatsu Society was founded over 25 years ago in Europe. The Shiatsu Society is a non-profit organization, which represents all styles of Shiatsu and the majority of Shiatsu practitioners, schools, and students in the UK-promoting their work and professionalism.
The Shiatsu Society is engaged in the process of regulation and protection of the public. Regulations exist to protect the public.
If one were interested in becoming a Shiatsu Practitioner they would need to attend a school that teaches Shiatsu. Most schools are headed by experienced shiatsu practitioners. The training requirements require a minimum of 500 hours of studying shiatsu. 350 of which must be with a Shiatsu Society Teacher. The areas covered by the school will include practical shiatsu techniques, the Classical Meridian system, Five Element Theory, Zen Shiatsu. Also the Theory and Practice, Traditional Chinese Medicine, are covered in the course. Courses will also involve orthodox western anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Shiatsu is a great study for anyone wanting to get into alternative medicine. Whether shiatsu really does heal illnesses or not, it is great for relaxation and relieving stress. By relaxing and relieving stress you can boost your immune system; which does help in reducing illnesses.