Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a massage modality originated in Japan. But the bodywork concepts of shiatsu are based on ideas form traditional Chinese medicine. In the Japanese language, shiatsu means finger pressure. Which literally describes the main technique used in shiatsu.

Only very few massage therapists with very strong fingers and healthy figure joints can perform proper shiatsu massage. Shiatsu is an artful haling modality. It takes years of practice and clinical reasoning to master shiatsu.

Massage therapists apply pressure on specific pressure points throughout the main meridian pathways. Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet, and palms; assisted stretching; and joint mobilization. Unlike trigger point work and acupressure massage, there are no tools used in shiatsu.

Shiatsu can help your body to enhance general muscle health and joint health. Shiatsu can be helpful for folks of all ages. Shiatsu is an alternative way of pain relief. It could also benefit people experiencing stress, anxiety, emotional disturbance, back pain, neck pain or sciatica. Shiatsu can be exceedingly useful for postural and muscular-skeletal difficulties and stress-related ailments.

In professional settings, shiatsu massages are performed while the client is sitting on a massage chair or lying down on a massage table. Shiatsu massage can be performed while the patient is fully clothed, or on bare skin while using in combination with other massage techniques like deep tissue massage or Swedish massage.

To learn more about Shiatsu and to make your Shiatsu appointment with Hayk in Cranford NJ Call 732-766-0897 or email

Our shiatsu massage sessions are available as 60, 75, or 90-minute long (hands-on time). Based on your requests, every massage session will be tailored and personalized to your specific goals and needs.

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