Japanese pain relief techniques

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Japanese pain relief techniques most used by Brazilians

According to some studies, pain is defined as “Unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage”. It can be said that it is a distressing feeling, often intense and harmful.

In search of several alternatives for pain relief, we can find Oriental Therapies as an efficient method, which we can define by a set of therapeutic techniques used to treat and prevent various problems and dysfunctions. Its main function is to increase the mobility of the joints (stretches), relaxation, reduce pain, reduce edema and inflammation.

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There are several models of techniques that can be performed from the softest to the most energetic, today the application concepts are varied and will depend on the training of each professional and the requirement of companies that they act to apply the techniques.

It is known that Japan is a reference for Therapeutic techniques, and is always gaining more followers of its techniques, among them we can mention some more relevant and most used by Brazilians:

SHIATSU

It is a word of Japanese origin and it means "Finger pressure". Its historical roots are Chinese, however, its evolution occurred in Japan over hundreds of years, today it is a technique recognized by the Ministry of Health.

The Technique consists of comfortable pressure, percussion, friction, clamping and manipulation techniques at certain points in the body to adjust the physical structure, balance the flow of energy, treat diseases such as migraine, pain in the spine, insomnia, swelling, muscle spasms, stress and others.

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In practice, the therapist uses the thumbs, the palm of the hand or the elbow to press the points that are located on the body's meridian, and stretching techniques, rotations and pressures on the muscles that are tense and painful, helping to improve circulation, the result it is improvement of the energy balance and relaxation of the muscular nervous system.

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SEITAI

Little-known technique that has the same goals as Shiatsu. It was created by Samurai warriors between the 15th and 16th centuries, with the aim of treating musculoskeletal problems, relieving pain and promoting mental harmonization. Through pressure on the acupuncture points, Seitai balances muscles, bones, tendons and improves blood circulation. 

REIKI

Japanese therapy to reduce stress and promote relaxation through the laying on of hands transmitting invisible vital energy. If the energy level is low, the person is more likely to acquire diseases.

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The technique can be applied by anyone who can develop this energy within themselves, and its use does not depend on religion. During the session the therapist applies by placing his hands on the patient in specific parts of the body where the chakras are located, causing his energy to be restored.

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ANMA

A very old technique that was introduced in Japan by monks about 5,000 years ago, and over time it influenced the emergence of other techniques such as Shiatsu.

Anma is the stimulation of meridians in the body through pressure and movements to relieve tension and improve circulation, among its benefits we can mention pain relief, improved posture, improved breathing and stress.

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FUKUTSUJI METHOD

It was created by the Japanese doctor Toshiki Fukutsuji and consists of a simple technique where the patient lies on a towel wrapped and tied, supporting his lower back and bringing his arms back with the palm facing downwards, staying in this position for 5 minutes promoting thus postural alignment and pain relief in the spine.

Nowadays people's time is short and stressful, work demands a lot from each one, many people and even companies they seek alternative methods to relieve the stress and pain that are caused by exhausting routines, and these are techniques that provide several health benefits.