In Japanese, shiatsu means "finger pressure." For shiatsu massage the therapist applies rhythmic, varied pressure to certain points on the body. These points are known by the acupressure point and are essential for the flow, or chi, of vital energy. These points are believed to be the source of blockages that can be alleviated with shiatsu therapy.
Many massages offer many more benefits than just relaxation. Here are some of the potential health benefits that massage may provide. You should consult your doctor before applying massage for any medical condition.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage, also called manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), a gentle massage that stimulates lymph flow throughout the body.