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Guide to receive Shiatsu for the first time

If you are going to receive Shiatsu for the first time, we briefly tell you what you should know before your session and what to expect during and after the therapy with this guide to receiving Shiatsu. We remind you that everyone can receive Shiatsu, without exception, although you can always ask us if you have any doubts.

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Before therapy

Once you have booked your first Shiatsu session, please note the following recommendations beforehand:

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese manual therapy. It is different from other therapies where it is necessary to take off your clothes due to the use of oils or creams. The protocol will depend on each centre, they may have appropriate clothing for patients or ask you to wear a T-shirt and soft, comfortable trousers. In the case of Shiatsu ClinicOnce you enter the room where we proceed to the therapy, our colleagues will offer you a thin and comfortable pair of pyjamas for the session. But the patient can also bring comfortable clothes if he/she wishes.

It is advisable to eat at least one hour before of the appointment, as the abdominal part will be treated during the process.

If the reason for the session is an inflammatory injury, for example, a sprained ankle, we must wait for the inflammation to go down before receiving the therapy. In any case, the therapist will ask us about any complaints of interest that need to be taken into account in each case and whether there is a specific reason or reasons why we want to receive Shiatsu.

During the Shiatsu session

The therapist will use only the hands and the fingers to carry out the therapy. No type of medicines ni aparatology for treatment. The following will be carried out pressures on the patient's body that aim to stimulate the skin, the muscles, the hormonal system and the central and peripheral nervous system. Shiatsu treats the body as a wholeThe therapist will therefore go through all regions of the body in a holistic way.

In Shiatsu, the diagnosis and the therapy are done at the same time. When the therapist applies Shiatsu pressure to the patient's body, he or she receives information through the patient's hands and fingers. In this way, the practitioner can determine the necessary treatment to be carried out and can then apply it where he or she thinks it is needed.

It is very important to create a relationship of trust with the therapist. If we want to make any comments during the session about aspects such as the pressure setting and the sensations that are being experienced, we can communicate this to the therapist. If you are not comfortable with the therapist, you can ask for a change and look for a professional with whom you have a real rapport. tuning. It is very important to feel at ease when receiving Shiatsu.

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How will I feel after the therapy?

Shiatsu is not painful, because the pressure is modulated to produce pleasant sensations in the body. However, when the muscles are stimulated, they may contract involuntarily. 

In the first 48 hours After the session, it is common to feel tiredness and even in some cases a temporary increase in pain. This is the body's self-healing response, Menken. After this period, the sensation will disappear and the change will become evident. Ideally, depending on the indications of the therapist and the pathologies to heal, is to receive the necessary sessions on a regular basis.

After the session, it is also common to feel lighter and more relaxed. This is due to the fact that Shiatsu relieves the pain of contractures and tense parts of our body. It is a holistic therapy where body and mind will achieve a state of improvement.

Shiatsu as a preventive tool

Shiatsu is a preventive therapy that is commonly used in Japan as a tool for preserving and maintaining health. The therapy promotes self-healing of the organism and strengthens our immune system. Shiatsu's holistic approach to the body helps to resolve pathologies in a holistic way. long-lasting and effectiveThe therapist's advice is followed in each case. 

Although Shiatsu aims to eliminate pain, we must not forget that the manifestation of physical pain is a warning from the body that we should listen.

If after reading our Guide to receiving Shiatsu for the first time you still have any doubts, you can consult our section of Frequently Asked Questions or watch our video What is Shiatsu?

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