About Our Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Shiatsu massage originated in Japan and is based on traditional Chinese medicine. Translated as “finger pressure,” Shiatsu massage follows similar principles to acupuncture and stimulates acupuncture points without using needles. By applying pressure to specific areas of the body, energy blockages can be released to bring balance and harmony to the patient. At Bronte Wellness Boutique in Oakville, we offer a range of massage treatments including Shiatsu massage therapy. Book an appointment for a massage by a Shiatsu massage therapist in Oakville.

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What to Expect from Shiatsu Treatment

Compared to Swedish massage techniques, Shiatsu massage is quite different. The Registered Massage Therapist will use their fingers, thumbs, palms and elbows to apply and hold pressure over specific points that correlate to other areas or functions within the body. Pressure can vary during your treatment, depending on your preference, the areas being treated and the reason for the Shiatsu treatment.

Shiatsu massage is typically done through the clothing without the application of oil, making it an ideal alternative for those uncomfortable with undressing or those with skin sensitivities to oil. The Shiatsu massage therapist will create a custom massage treatment, whether you’re looking for a treatment on a specific region or a Shiatsu full body massage.

Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

  • Decreases muscle tension, stress, anxiety and fatigue
  • Increases relaxation
  • Provides better sleep quality
  • Reduces tension headaches and migraines
  • Relieves constipation
  • Stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Alleviates menstrual cramps and bloating
  • Reduces the side effects of chemotherapy treatments
  • Improves skin conditions and digestive issues