Why Shiatsu Works

In Namikoshi Shiatsu, the pressure point location and the effectiveness are based on modern anatomy, physiology and pathology. Assessment and therapy are combined. The hands of the trained therapist are sensitive enough to detect abnormalities in the skin or muscles on contact and thus are able to determine an appropriate course of care.

Namikoshi Shiatsu treats the whole body, since everything is connected and every component influences another. Then it focuses on the local area that needs more attention. Namikoshi Shiatsu affects the superficial and deep tissues, as well as the fascial, myofascial, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, eliminative and Craniosacral systems.

Pressure on the cells helps to move toxins that have become stagnant with disease, lack of use, or trauma. This produces a rejuvenation effect at the cellular level, enhancing cell function, increasing cellular metabolism and lengthening the life of each individual cell while extending the time tissues can exist in a state of health.

Namikoshi Shiatsu compressions help to realign muscle tone and eliminate restrictions in joint movements. This produces results of a longer duration than other treatments, depending on the severity of the problem.

Namikoshi Shiatsu works with the components of the body as one inseparable whole. One part affects another.