Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure”, was developed in Japan and utilizes techniques from traditional Japanese massage (anma), acupressure, stretching, ROM (range of motion) techniques and Swedish massage. During Shiatsu, the therapist applies direct pressure to specific points on the body, special stretches and other massage techniques to help restore and maintain physical well-being, promote relaxation, reduce stress and eliminate discomfort.
Fascia is a membranous, supportive connective tissue which envelops muscles as well as other tissues and organs in the body. Restrictions in fascia can lead to pain, tension, limited mobility and poor circulation. This type of soft tissue therapy uses special stretching techniques and gentle, sustained pressure to treat myofascial restrictions and restore mobility, circulation and alleviate pain.