Do you know what shiatsu is and what its benefits are?

We’re sure that you’ve heard of shiatsu, but how much do you really know about this oriental therapy?
Below are some details about shiatsu massages and their benefits, as well as their main indications and contraindications (although there are not many, they should be taken into consideration).

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu (指 [shi], “finger,” and 圧 [atsu], “pressure on areas of the body”) is a Japanese technique that uses pressure from the fingers and palms to balance the body’s flow of energy, while also improving its ability to heal itself. The therapy encompasses a variety of holistic treatments (dealing with the body and mind as a whole) which consider health to be the harmonisation of vital energies.

Indications for shiatsu treatment

As a gentle, non-aggressive therapy, shiatsu is suitable for virtually everyone, except those who suffer from infectious or skin diseases, inflammatory conditions, liver or pancreatic problems, severe intestinal obstruction, or febrile states. In these cases, a doctor should be consulted first to determine whether or not this type of therapy is appropriate.
For all other situations where the objective is to improve overall health, shiatsu can be a pleasurable therapy that is particularly beneficial for:
• Exhaustion, fatigue, tiredness, lack of energy
• Depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia
• Menstrual pain
• Hypertension
• Migraines, headaches, dizziness
• Muscle and joint pains, osteoporosis
• Gastrointestinal disorders, ulcers, heavy digestion, heartburn
• Asthma and immune disorders
• Recovery from sporting injuries

How can shiatsu help me?

Shiatsu provides many benefits for the body and mind, as it is able to create a state of deep relaxation that promotes the proper functioning of bodily systems. Furthermore, it also boosts blood and lymphatic circulation; balances the nervous, respiratory and digestive systems; stimulates the immune system; and has a deep purification effect on the body.
Its ability to release us from stress and anxiety produces a noticeable improvement in physical and mental performance.

Shiatsu in CALDEA

At Caldea we recommend that you combine the benefits of shiatsu and thermalism.
We have an attractive package for you which includes daytime admission to Inúu (our adults only space), where you will be able to let your body and mind totally relax while you bathe in our thermal waters: the indoor and outdoor lagoons, saunas, hydromassage showers, the Berlingot, the bubble bed areas, etc. But that’s not all, as you will also have access to Thermoludic and Origins. During your stay at our centre, you will enjoy a 60-minute shiatsu session which will bring you to a state of total relaxation while our therapist balances your vital energies.


Profitez des bénéfices du Shiatsu avant que les réserves n’arrivent et récupérez votre équilibre interne, améliorez votre état général de santé et renforcez les capacités d’autoguérison de votre organisme.


  1. If I can get some relief from my migraines as you mentioned, I wouldn’t mind getting some Shiatsu massage therapy done in a massage parlor near me. I was not aware that it leads to holistic treatment as you pointed out so it’s interesting to hear that my face will benefit from it as well. I do like the be able to relax as you said so if the massage therapist is great, I’ll consider going for an additional appointment once I find a good massage parlor to start with.

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