10th December 2018 
Websites for therapists

Joint pain and Shiatsu

The following wording has been prepared by therapy websites, to describe the range of therapies offered by therapy websites clients, in this case joint pain and shiatsu. This wording is not the responsibility of the Adlerian Society, and is not endorsed by the Adlerian Society

Shiatsu, meaning literally "finger pressure", is a Japanese form of holistic bodywork practice. Like acupuncture, but without the needles, Shiatsu originated from China, using the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been developed in Japan and the West to become an integrated therapy treating body, mind and spirit. Shiatsu is received full clothed, usually on a floor mat or futon, or sitting. Shiatsu encourages complete relaxation of the body and for this reason it may be an effective therapy to consider to ease joint aches and pains. Shiatsu practitioners who may be able to help with problems you are experiencing in the joints are available in Central London, Milton Keynes and Liverpool.

In a harmonious healthy state, vital energy or "Ki" flows freely and nourishes the body's energy, meridian channels and organs. Sometimes, for any number of reasons, the Ki becomes restricted or stuck, which causes areas of weakness in the body, leading to an individual experiencing aches and pains. Shiatsu smoothes the flow of ki and therefore may prove helpful in soothing aches and pains commonly experienced in the joints. Shiatsu practitioners who may have the necessary experience you require are located in Edinburgh, Cambridge and Wirral.

By accessing the Ki in the meridians and at the many pressure points the Shiatsu therapist can help the receiver regain a more balanced state of health and well-being. This is achieved by using a combination of techniques, such as pressure using palms, thumbs, knees, elbows, or even feet, stretching, manipulation and rotation of joints. Encouraging the joints to move in a freer way once again may help to reduce pain and inflammation. Shiatsu practitoners who may be able to help you with treatment for relieving joint pain are available in Leicester, North London and Merseyside.

Because of the interconnectedness of the meridian pathways, the Shiatsu treatment acknowledges the body as a whole, allowing complete relaxation at the same time as giving attention to the receiver's immediate needs. The complete relaxation achieved helps Shiatsu users show improvements in the problems they are suffering with muscles or joints, problems with body structure such as back pain or posture, tension or stress. Shaitsu practitioners who are available to talk through and make a plan for treatment you both feel is appropriate are located in Oxford, Wandsworth and Cambridge.

Shiatsu is sensitive to and responds to the needs of the recipient, it relaxes mind and body, restores balance and energy, eases tension and stiffness, improves posture and enhances well being which may make Shiatsu a good choice for those seeking help to relieve joint pain.