I Had My Shiatsu Treatment What Should I Expect Now
Many people will feel a sense of relaxation, and well-being settle in after shiatsu, while other
people will feel terrible and require a few days to recover.
The good news is that
symptoms such as headaches, aches, pains etc. are the sign that your body is beginning to heal itself which is good
news, so be patient, and give your body time to get better.
Most of these unpleasant symptoms will last only a day or two before improvement is seen.
Many people experience symptoms that are similar to a head cold. The patient will cough, and produce mucus, along
with a sore throat, and headache.
The coughing and mucus is not a cause for concern, it is the bodies way of getting rid of undesirable
foods in the body such as fats and sugars. A person who was not that healthy when they underwent shiatsu will
likely develop mucus which can then lead to a head cold because the bodies cells are not as healthy as they should
Tiredness is also common after a shiatsu treatment, and this is particularly the case with those who are
stressed and full of nervous tension. The therapy helps to remove tension and stress, and after that the
body may have a strong need for sleep and as much rest
Headaches as well as aches and pains follow the shiatsu treatment for some patients. These side
effects usually will not last very long. Shiatsu is responsible for altering the ki that is found in the body
and its purpose is to get rid of any blockages, thereby allowing energy to flow freely.
Once this energy is out the ki is able to circulate freely through the body, but because of this change,
sometimes a temporary imbalance will occur in one area of the body, which leads to pain or an ache. In some
cases the practitioner might have spent too much time, or applied far much pressure to one area in
relation to other areas of the body.
The amount of pressure that needs to be exerted varies for each person, and also depends upon the reason
the person sought help from a shiatsu practitioner in the first place. If your discomfort lasts for more than a
couple of days then it is time to either visit your shiatsu practitioner again, or go to see your regular
In some cases a great deal of emotional feelings are released as a result of the shiatsu therapy session.
This can lead to a great deal of crying, sometimes this is not easy for everyone to cope with. The well
of emotions is a result of energy being stimulated to flow through the body, as a result of balance being sought.
Often the emotional feelings that rise to the surface are the result of an event from the past, and it is best to
let them out, and not try to hold them in.