Life in the 21st century and a frenetic pace. To combat anxiety, people today need energizing treatments. We often notice fatigue and stress on the face. To remedy this, facial shiatsu is an excellent way to relax the muscles of this part of the human body.
What is shiatsu?
Shiatsu called facial reflexology, or Japanese facelift, is a physical therapy from the land of the rising sun. It has been practiced throughout the ages. It is based on holistic Chinese medicinal practices aimed at correcting imbalances in the flow of energy in the body. The word itself translates as “finger pressure. Therapists use finger and palm pressure on reflex zones of the face, for example, to improve the flow of energy around the body. It is designed to relieve pain, reduce stress and improve circulation, which is why some people refer to it as manual microacupuncture. This form of massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints and pressure points, or meridians, as they are called in traditional Chinese medicine. Facial shiatsu consists of a mixture of gentle pressure movements applied to the face and neck area.
Why choose shiatsu?
The theory behind shiatsu states that the body is made up of energy, called qi. This energy is blocked and causes suffering. Shiatsu massage helps to remove blockages by realigning meridian points, which balances the qi and facilitates harmony of body and mind. When qi, or life energy, is balanced, healing occurs in the body. The nervous and immune systems are stimulated by applying pressure to the meridians, providing relief for the body and mind. Shiatsu also restores the circulatory system, improving blood flow throughout the body.
Facial shiatsu helps to relieve anxiety and stress, fights insomnia, but not only: it relaxes facial features and softens the skin. These techniques have surprising and almost always immediate beneficial effects. Once the technique has been learned, it can also be performed at home as a self-healing tool. Shiatsu is not an alternative therapy, it is not a conventional medicine, let alone a therapeutic, sports or aesthetic massage. Shiatsu is a treatment aimed at rebalancing the energetic condition of the recipient. The benefits are therefore not the result of an activity seeking to treat illnesses, but of a natural process of “automatic healing”.