Cameron Wellness Center and Spa offers unique therapies. This month we feature our delightful Shiatsu-Acupuncture Combo Delight. You receive both Shiatsu massage and Acupuncture in one treatment… no extra charge!
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage. In ancient times, the Japanese government used Shiatsu to keep their Samurai healthy and strong. Today people worldwide enjoy its many benefits. In Swedish massage the therapist applies massage oils to lubricate the skin and then uses long gliding strokes and kneading techniques to relax muscles. In Shiatsu no lubricant is used. The therapist massages the tissue using rhythmic compression, kneading techniques, stretching and acupressure points to release pain and stress. It is similar to Sports or Thai massage. One of the advantages of Shiatsu over other forms of massage is that it can be done fully clothed over lose fitting clothing. Shiatsu offers a beautiful alternative for those who wish to remain clothed.
What are the benefits of Shiatsu Massage?
Shiatsu benefits the entire body. It improves circulation, reduces muscular tension and pain and most clients also report a significant reduction in stress. Shiatsu therapists incorporate acupressure points into the treatment based on the symptoms of the client. These symptoms might include muscle tension, headaches, PMS, insomnia, anxiety and stress related digestive issues. Best of all, Shiatsu feels amazing!
Benefits of Acupuncture
For those new to acupuncture, treatment consists of gentle placement of very small, pre-sterilized acupuncture needles, not much larger than human hair. Discomfort is minimal to none with most people experiencing a very relaxing treatment. As a result, clients often report better sleep, less pain and greater capacity to handle stress. For those who are needle sensitive, we also offer acupressure where we use our fingers to apply gentle pressure on these same points instead of needles.
These treatments promote better communication between the body and brain, helping the nervous system relax. You might think of it as an orchestra conductor asking everyone to tune their instruments to the same key. This allows healing energy to flow through the body, thereby promoting well-being. As a result, the stress response begins to fall away and our emotions, sleep and energy levels tend to improve.
The Benefits of Combination Treatments
From the Asian perspective, stress and anxiety are one of the primary causes of disease. Combination treatments such as Shiatsu and Acupuncture can alleviate these conditions by facilitating improved flow of Qi (pronounced chee). In Chinese Medicine, this term is used to describe the vital energies in the body. Shiatsu helps this energy flow more smoothly nourishing the entire body in the process. Both acupuncture and Shiatsu alleviate stress, pain, insomnia, digestion and more. For those who are needle sensitive we offer acupressure in place of acupuncture.
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine receiving preventive treatment is recommended. While receiving treatments for pain and disease is a essential, regular preventive treatments also keep the body-mind in a balanced state and thus help prevent stress and pain from building into a chronic conditions. When amazing spa services come together!
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