Shiatsu Massage Chairs Defined

Shiatsu massage chair – what is it exactly?

Well for starters, it helps to know that Shiatsu is a Japanese word that means finger pressure – shi is finger; atsu means pressure. If you're interested here's a comprehensive Shiatsu definition and history.

The article below will give you some insight into what shiatsu massage is all about…

What Is a Shiatsu Massage Chair?
By Christopher Rossiter

A shiatsu massage chair is an electric massage chair that uses ball type, roller mechanisms to simulate an actual shiatsu massage. To understand how these chairs work we must first understand what shiatsu massage is.

Shiatsu is a Japanese word that literally means "finger pressure". Shiatsu Massage involves the use of fingers, thumbs, and palms, to apply continuous pressure to certain pressure points. These pressure points are often referred to as "trigger points".

Trigger Points

Trigger points are cause by injury or overused bands of muscle fibers. These muscle fibers tighten to form "knots". Trigger points can be very sensitive to touch and can also cause muscle tension and a shortening of the muscle. Shiatsu massage applies focused pressure on these areas to release tension and the "muscular waste" buildup.

Shiatsu Massage Benefits

Shiatsu massage is often referred to as acupressure, not to be confused with acupuncture therapy where needles are used. The idea behind this type of massage therapy is to realign muscles and unblock your inner energy source or "qi" for total well-being. Major benefits include:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Helps reduce mental anxiety
  • Reduces body tension and stress
  • Helps reduce swelling in injuries
  • Reduced muscle spasm and tension
  • Releases toxins from the body
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation
  • Increased endorphin levels
  • Improve joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • Faster healing from pulled or strained muscles and ligaments
  • Promotes deeper breathing
  • Balances core energy source

If you desire to experience any of the benefits mentioned above, consult a shiatsu massage therapist. You can also purchase a shiatsu massage chair that will allow you to enjoy these benefits at your own pace, on your own schedule, in the comfort of your home. These chairs are a great alternative to the real thing.

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