Have you ever gotten a massage with the hope of easing your back and neck pain only to find that the massage only made things worse? This might be because some forms of massage involve the use of the hands, elbows and knees. Applying a lot of pressure to an already pained area might lead to greater discomfort rather than the expected feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation. And, feeling discomforted while receiving a massage may even cause you to tense up muscles that were previously relaxed. However, back and neck pain sufferers might be able to find the relief they are craving with a shiatsu massage.
The reason people with back and neck pain may find shiatsu massage useful because it’s designed to utilize the fingers to apply precision pressure to various parts of the body. In that way it’s like acupuncture, which uses precisely placed needles to relieve pain. By using a much smaller tool that affects a much smaller surface area of the body, shiatsu massage can relieve tension that other forms of massage would only compound. Shiatsu is also great for people who have sensitive skin and put off by massages that involve the use of oils or healing balms. Find out more about its benefits be reading this post.
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