5 Ailments Which Can Be Managed by Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a version of Japanese bodywork where the technique of touch and applying pressure is used to regulate energy flow all over the body. This process supports the flow of blood circulation in the body and helps to relax relieving stress.

Shiatsu has an ancient history and its roots are derived from as old as 530 BC. The predecessor of Shiatsu is Anma, which was later popularized by a blind acupuncturist Sugiyama Waichi. It was in his blind schools that Shiatsu was further developed and eventually spread all around the world in USA, Europe and Australia, particularly naturopathic clinic in Melbourne is very popular.

Each of these 40 to 60 minute Shiatsu massage sessions can produce multiple positive results. The slight stretching and smoothening of the skin relaxes the muscles and calms down the high pressure in the veins and arteries.

Various techniques all over the body eventually can alleviate the ailments of the following 5 symptoms.


Migraine Headaches

Those who have it can only understand its pain. Cold weather, stress or food varieties are few of the causes of this serious issue. The soft massages at specific points using fingertips is a great way to manage this, allowing a normal day to day tasks to be stress-free.

Digestion And Circulation Problems

Uptake of nutrition is vital for a healthy body. With a proper gentle massage, the body is free to relax and the smooth blood flow can carry the minerals and vitamins throughout the body where it is needed. The functioning of the intestines is enhanced helping with digestion and removal of the waste materials much freely.

Balancing Menstrual Cycles

Use of Shiatsu massage has a long history of women in their monthly menstrual cycles. Suffering from menstrual cramps and depression are common at these times. A massage at these difficult situations relieves both mental and physical pain, lifting up the mood to enjoy the day.

Skin Issues

Shiatsu massage stimulates secretion from the glands in the skin. This prevents skin breakage and maintains the softness of the skin. Blood flow to the skin capillaries is also stimulated which has an impact on the ageing of the skin preventing wrinkling.

Back And Muscle Pain Disorders

Shiatsu applied to the specific parts of the pain is extremely effective. Pressure from the Shiatsu massage releases tension in the muscle due to prolonged contraction. The constant relaxation and contractions of muscle cause buildup of lactic acid. The improved blood flow takes away this acid from the muscles and brings the required nutrition which soothes the regions in pain.


Let’s Get Introduced With The Alternative Medicines

By alternative medicines, we mean something that is different from conventional medicines. Alternative medicines are the result of deep research and experiments which itself ensures the full safety and improvement of our health. These days alternative medicines got three different types.



Neuropathy states all those problems relating to peripheral nerves in the body. This results in the numbness & weakness of hands and feet and is common with the people having diabetes. For these types of diseases there are some alternative medicines that work well:

  1. Acupuncture: this involves the insertion of simple thin needles in the specific area of the body. Acupuncture is not limited to neuropathy only; it has many other forms such as Chinese acupuncture, IVF acupuncture, facial rejuvenation acupuncture and so on. It is one of the safe forms of traditional Chinese medicine.
  2. Alpha Lipoic Acid: This treatment is also safe but leaves some minor effects such as blood sugar level change, skin rashes, stomach problem etc.
  3. Herbs: It is one of the oldest and indeed most effective forms of treatment for neuropathy. But for this discussion with the doctor about the dosage is a must.
  4. Fish Oil: The omega3 fatty acids are very much useful to reduce the signs of peripheral neuropathy. In addition, patients having diabetes can get a huge benefit from this.


floral medicine Neuropathy

Ayurvedic is treating people over the past 5000 years. It is believed to bring a perfect balance of the body, mind and spirit. It doesn’t fight the disease but surely plays a great role to improve the health by removing the disruptions in the harmony. These disruptions may include injuries, age, emotions, genetics and many.

As per Ayurveda, is made of five things: air, fire, water, earth and space. And every single living being has separate combination of these five elements, which is called ‘doshas’. Ayurveda aims to have a balance between the ‘doshas’.



Homeopathy is widely used all around the world and it includes the dilute forms of particular natural substances. It is one of the safe alternates and helps to strengthen the healing function of the body.