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A Trio of Massage Treatments

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: October 28, 2011, from the November 2011 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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During the treatment, both the practitioner and the client should wear loose-fitting clothing, such as yoga wear, and the treatment needs to be performed in a well-defined space that promotes openness and relaxation. Shiatsu involves a series of heartfelt compressions, stretches and stimulation to various pressure points to promote balance and the harmonious flow of energy throughout the systems of the body. This allows for the decompression and strengthening of the physical body while quieting the mind, deepening the breath and supporting inner reflection.