Therapeutic Massage (Shiatsu/Reflexology)

Shiatsu Massage that I have learned in Japan is based on a Japanese massage modality called Anma. Anma is a mother of Shiatsu.

It is an alternative technique that involves manual pressure applied to specific points on the body in an attempt to relieve tension and pain. 

Shiatsu derives from Anma, and both therapies use pressure to stimulate positive energy and release toxins.

 

I combined Anma, Shiatsu, and reflexology together for each person’s needs.

Rate: (+ 5% service fee if you pay by Paypal) 

$ 120 for 60 minutes. Add Jikeden Reiki or Moxibustion with the session additional $30.

$150 for 80 minutes. Add Jikiden Reiki or Moxibustion with the session additional $30.

 

The benefits of Anma  and Shiatsu massage

  • Menstrual cycle irregularities
  • Abnormalities in blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Joint pain
  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis

 

The benefits of Reflexology (foot/hand massage)

  • Improves blood circulation:
    Due to a sedentary lifestyle, many people don’t use their feet muscles properly, thus impeding good blood flow. Also, tight, pointed shoes­–especially high heels–hinder circulation. Ten minutes of foot massage daily helps in transporting oxygen to the body’s cells, which is essential for overall health.
  • Improved Nerve Function

    As we age, our nerve endings become less sensitive in many parts of our body, particularly in our extremities. That being said, reflexology has been connected with stimulating more than 7,000 different nerve endings in a single session, thereby increasing their function and reactivity. Opening and cleaning out neural pathways can help improve functionality and flexibility in many areas around the body. Neural pathways are like muscles, so it is good to work them once in a while to keep them sharp!

  • Boosted Energy Levels

    By aligning the functioning of various organ and muscle systems, reflexology can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body. If you need a boost of energy or are always feeling sluggish, perhaps a reflexology session can help put some pep back in your step!

  • Helps in relaxation:
    After a tiring and stressful day, a foot massage is a soothing and relaxing way to relax, particularly after a long day of standing and walking around, as the feet tend to swell up. Massage and reflexology of 5 to 10 minutes before going to bed can improve feelings of general well-being.
  •  Promotes better sleep:
    The best time to do foot massage is before going to bed. A soothing and relaxing foot massage improves blood circulation. This helps in getting a peaceful sleep.
  • Relieves body pains:
    This is the best part of reflexology. If done carefully, it treats pains and aches such as headaches, migraines, neck pain, lower and upper backaches.
  • Elimination of Toxins

    Reflexology has been shown to improve bladder function and reduce urinary tract issues. What this means in terms of toxicity is a more efficient system of eliminating toxins and other foreign substances, thereby protecting your body from the various diseases and health conditions that can often arise from a compromised urinary system.

  • Relieves Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

    Although reflexology isn’t directly connected to curing cancer, it has been known to ease the side effects of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. It helps cancer patients get sound sleep by reducing anxiety and also reduces the chances of vomiting or other commonly experienced indigestion issues. The more general effects of reflexology, such as clearing neural channels and increasing circulation help patients.

  • Improves mood and fights depression:
    Foot massage and reflexology helps in fighting depression. Certain points on the feet are helpful in alleviating depression symptoms. Massaging these points or applying pressure to them for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day can help relieve symptoms of depression.
  • Makes feet healthier:
    One easy way to help keep your feet healthy and free from foot problems is a regular foot massage. It helps stimulate the muscles around your feet, lessens stiffness, and even reduces pain in the ankles or the heels. Plus, a short 5-minute foot massage daily will make your ankles strong and flexible, thus preventing unpleasant ankle and foot injuries.
  • Alleviates swelling (edema)
    Regular foot massage during pregnancy can help reduce the effects of edema, which is swelling in the feet and ankles due to fluid retention. This is very common during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester.