Help From Stress - How Shiatsu Can Help Stress Victims

people have a hard time coping with the demands of life today. Too much pressure at work, their own leadership skills up to date, balancing work and family life - all these create a lot of pressure on most of us. Pretty soon these demands and pressures get somatised or physical symptoms of ill-treatment at the beginning to manifest. Ill-in is the lack of well-being and is the stage before the actual illness or disease.

What is stress?

Contrary to common usage of the term "stress ', stress is not the pressure from outside the bitter divorce, death of a loved one, the mounting pile of bills or pressing deadlines. These are stressors . Our response to these situations is stress.

Stress is a psychological and physiological response to events that threaten or disturb our personal balance in some. When danger is sensed, the hypothalamus area of the brain triggers a chemical alarm. The likeable Nervous system reacts by releasing a flood of stress hormones called epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol, race through the bloodstream, prepares us either flee the scene or hold ground and fight it out. Our heart rate and blood flow to large muscles increase. This allows us to fight harder and faster. blood vessels under the skin constrict to prevent blood loss in case of injuries, eye-pupil expand so that we can see better or more sharply. Our blood sugar levels jump, giving us extra energy and Reduce reaction time. This automatic response to threats or stressors is known as the stress response. If it works, the human body's reaction stress increases a person's ability to effectively under pressure.

However, we should not forget that in addition to the external pressures and demands a lot of stress is also self-generated. Some internal causes of stress:

  • excessive worrying

  • Pessimistic attitude

  • Open self-criticism

  • Unrealistic expectations or beliefs

  • low self-esteem

  • excessive or suppressed anger

Different types of stress

In the modern world, most of the stress we feel in response to the psychological rather than physical threats. People show different symptoms of stress. Some people usually show symptoms such as headaches, migraines, irregular heartbeat, low back pain, stomach problems and skin problems. In other countries, we can recognize emotional symptoms, as always, easily irritated, extreme mood swings or depression, while some people show stress in their behavior more easily than others.

physical symptoms

  • headache or back pain

  • muscle tension and stiffness in different parts of the body

  • nausea, dizziness

  • Insomnia

  • chest pain, rapid heartbeat

  • skin problems (eg, eczema)

  • Reduced sex drive

Emotional symptoms

  • unrest

  • agitation

  • Short temperament

  • sense of loneliness and isolation

  • depression

Behavioral Sciences symptoms

  • sleeping too much or too little

  • Procrastination, neglecting responsibilities

  • use of alcohol, cigarettes or drugs to relax

  • Nervous habits (such as nail biting)

There is extensive research that shows that 60 to 90 percent of diseases are associated with stress. Excessive stress restricts your ability to fight off disease and infection, throws your digestive system out of balance and makes Trying difficult. Children also suffer from stress, especially if their parents are going through a divorce. Stress can even limit the growth in children. Chronic stress reduces your mental health, causing emotional damage and physical ailments.

relief from stress and stress-management

The objective of all efforts for relief from stress and stress management is the disarming of the stress response and bring your nervous system back into balance, so you a feeling of calmness and control in your Life. However, dealing with your stress on your own can be extremely difficult if you are very stressed. Seeking help is the best choice in this situation. Professional help from psychologists or psychiatrists is recommended in cases of extreme stress. Relaxation techniques, meditation and shiatsu massage therapy are just some of the very successful methods to get help from stress in most cases.

As Shiatsu can bring relief from stress

Shiatsu Therapy can give you relief from stress. Shiatsu Therapy is very user friendly because it requires no special diet, demanding exercise, costly medications or a total lifestyle change. You do not have to walk on burning coals or needles stuck in you. You just lie down, relax and let your body section therapists do.

Shiatsu helps people suffering from stress in four ways

  1. shiatsu triggers the body's natural healing mechanism

  2. It helps balance and the preservation of the body's own systems

  3. It actively promotes healthy metabolism

  4. It treats the whole body

The most important benefits of shiatsu is that it enables relaxation and solves your body's natural healing capacity. The main benefits of shiatsu by the autonomic nervous system, which coordinates and supervises all the involuntary functions - such as breathing, hormonal secretions, enzymes production, body temperature and so forth.

shiatsu regulates the nervous system and promotes natural healing by chemical reactions in the body. Shiatsu treatment focuses specifically on the application of pressure to different parts of the body to achieve the desired result of alleviating the symptoms. There are 838 basic shiatsu pressure points, or attention to Japanese, to the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatics, bone and endocrine glands.

Shiatsu is a form of massage therapy developed in Japan. The patient case history, the therapist's skill and intuition to apply the theory to create a unique treatment for each patient. Depending on the condition of the body, the therapist is proper kinds of pressure. The stronger the muscles are, the easier the pressure. As the muscles relax, the pressure is lower, but is always firm and stable. This triggers the release of hormones and chemicals needed to heal the body, and in order to alleviate your mind and body meet. This method of triggering one's own body does not heal the side effects or toxins and is thus a totally healthy way to relief from stress.

Let shiatsu make you healthy and happy!


Francis Gamache is the only qualified and certified Namikoshi Shiatsu therapist in the Nordic countries. Francis Gamache graduated from the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy in 2001 after 2 years full-time (2200) hours of Shiatsu training. "Shiatsupractor" is an internationally recognized professional title designation granted by the International Shiatsu Association. He is also a member of the Shiatsupractor Association of Canada Francis now practises in Finland and founded Healing Hands Shiatsu Therapy ( ) in 2001.

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