What’s a shiatsu massage, and why are they so popular in Japan?
I’ll answer that, and how they became so common within two short minutes!
What is a shiatsu massage?
A shiatsu massage is a soft, relaxing massage which uses kneading, tapping, pressing and stretching to help relieve stress and reduce fatigue. In comparison to many other massages, the shiatsu massage doesn’t rely on oil, and is normally done through clothes.
It’s one of the lighter massages which is easy for anyone to enjoy!
Why is the shiatsu massage so popular?
The shiatsu massage is so popular because it is very soft, quick, and easy to enjoy. No matter what your pain tolerance is, everyone can enjoy a massage without feeling in pain or getting bruised. In comparison to a Thai massage, this massage is aimed at helping reduce stress and relieving tension throughout your body’s main joints.
For example, the shiatsu massage might focus a lot on your neck, back, knees and hips to help loosen the muscles around the area. If you are tired from work, or just sore from a long day of hard work, then this sort of massage is perfect at the end of the day to calm down and relax.
How often should I go for a shiatsu massage?
Shiatsu massages are the type of massage where you can get one done daily. Because the massage technique is relatively soft, it is not bad for you to have one on a daily basis. It is actually recommended to go for a shiatsu massage daily because it will help improve sleep, reduce stress and increase wellness overtime.
You can either use it in the morning after a sleep, or you can use it before you go to bed. Personally, I prefer getting a shiatsu massage just before I go to bed, then sleep feeling nice and relaxed.
Where can I get a shiatsu massage?
Shiatsu massages in New Zealand still aren’t very common. At the same time, it’s hard to find one closeby, since most of them tend to be in city centres, so how do I go for my massages?
Luckily, at Irelax, we have massage chairs with shiatsu massage programmes. This way, it’s so easy to get a shiatsu massage from the convenience of your own home. All you have to do is sit in the massage chair for 20 minutes, then go straight into bed, nice and warm in your pyjamas. No need to drive there and back, and no need for any bookings.
Which massage chairs are shiatsu massage chairs?
One of our most popular models, the OGAWA Master Drive 4D A.I is known for its impeccable shiatsu massage programme. It not only has a regular shiatsu massage mode, but also has a sweet dream mode made just for those who go for a massage just before bed!
It’s everything you could ever need, all in one massage chair!
Where can I try the shiatsu massage chair?
At Irelax NZ, we’ve partered with Good Massage to give you the best experience and let you try our massage chairs in person! If you go to the Good Massage flagship store in Northcote, Auckland, you’ll be able to try out the shiatsu massage chair, as well as so many others.
We have many different shiatsu massage chairs, and massage chairs which have many other massage modes such as Swedish, Thai and Chinese! Come in and feel the difference.