Learn the Top 10 Health Benefits of a Shiatsu Massage in Nicaragua
It feels like far too many things in life are either healthy or enjoyable, but never both. You can eat a salad or a piece of chocolate cake. You can go for a jog or sit down and have a margarita. What if we told you that a Shiatsu massage in Nicaragua is both? It’s true! A Shiatsu massage is one of the most relaxing things you can do, while also being incredibly good for you.
Table of Contents
- What is a Shiatsu Massage?
- Health Benefits of a Shiatsu Massage
- Enjoy a Shiatsu Massage in Nicaragua on Our Catamaran
What is a Shiatsu Massage?
The word Shiatsu means “finger pressure” in Japanese. Shiatsu therapists use their fingers, thumbs, elbows, and knees to apply pressure along energy pathways of the body called meridian lines. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses stretching, kneading, pressing, and tapping techniques. It is performed without the use of oils and often includes stretches and rotations of the limbs and joints to encourage the flow of life force energy known as Qi. If you’re beginning to realize this is far more than your average massage, you’re correct!
Health Benefits of a Shiatsu Massage
While this type of massage feels good, Shiatsu massage also has many benefits for the mind and body. Just a few of these include:
#1 Decreased fatigue
#2 Pain treatment
#3 Improved bowel function
#4 Improved sleep quality
#5 Improved relaxation
#6 Decreased depression
#7 Headache and migraine treatment
#8 Improvement of chronic lower back pain
#9 Improvement in circulation of the capillaries of the skin’s soft tissues
#10 Reduces and eliminates nausea (like that caused by seasickness!)
A Shiatsu Massage is more a therapy than anything else, one that helps reduce stress, tension, anxiety, and depression by leaving you relaxed and calm. The benefits listed above are actually scientifically proven! Whether you’re living with pain, want to get the most of your vacation, or just want to feel more energized and rejuvenated, you need to have a Shiatsu massage.
That’s right, when you have a Shiatsu massage you’ll finish feeling energized and rejuvenated, as opposed to relaxed and sleepy. That is because the focus will be on your joints and connective tissue, rather than your muscles. Another big difference from other massages you may have had in the past is that no oils are used. This is unlike Swedish massage, for example, where you are rubbed with oils and they are absorbed into your skin. You don’t want someone putting oil all over you in the tropical sun!
Enjoy a Shiatsu Massage in Nicaragua on Our Catamaran
There are many health benefits to booking a catamaran and spending time out on the open water. When you spend time on the Esmeralda, you have an extra one added on, because you can book a Shiatsu massage while you’re on board! For a small upcharge of only $60, you can enjoy not only the best Shiatsu massage in Nicaragua, but a massage the most perfect way possible. Shiatsu helps you make the most of your vacation or day off by restoring and maintaining your body’s natural energy.
With the sun radiating your skin, your lungs breathing in fresh sea air, and a world-class masseuse giving you a Shiatsu massage, you’ll feel like you’re indulging but you’re actually being healthy. If you would like to create a special experience on board our catamaran, do not hesitate to contact us to provide a personalized package for you. This includes a Shiatsu massage in San Juan del Sur as well as a DJ playing your favorite music, ceviche and fruit, wine, and so much more. Contact us today to book your catamaran day and learn more about what we can do to make your day perfect.