While this could be said to include all ailments, the conditions most widely recognized as stress-related are:
People commonly seek Shiatsu in the treatment of:
From the standpoint of Oriental Medicine, the effectiveness of the shiatsu in correcting these conditions is a direct result of re-establishing Ki flow throughout the meridians.
Shiatsu is generally an extremely safe and gentle therapy. However, please notify the practitioner if you are experiencing any of the following, as they are traditionally contraindicated:
THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY
A firmly rooted fetus is unlikely to be dislodged by gentle treatment but, by the same token, miscariiage in the first 3 months is an event as frequent as it is profoundly distressing, and blame may subsequently attach to the Shiatsu giver.
ANY KIND OF ACUTE ILLNESS WITH FEVER
Any kind of acute illness with fever is unsuitable for general Shiatsu treatment, since the fever is a sign that the body is already engaged in fighting off the infection, and should not be overloaded. Judicious use of certain points, howevere, may help to speed recovery by eliminating the external pathogenic factor.