shoulder muscles are tensed up, they not only restrict blood flow to the
head, but also restrict your range of motions. You may find that turning
your head to the left and right may not be comfortable and smooth.
the shoulders will help to relieve tension here and give you greater
movement and mobility. The pressure should be just nice and comfortable,
it should not be painful. If it is too light, the recipient will not
feel any pressure. This takes practice and after a few runs, you will
get the feel of how much pressure to apply. The amount of pressure to
apply depends on the condition of the body you are working on. If the
recipient feels pain, stop applying pressure immediately. Check with
your Shiatsu Therapist or local doctor for advice.
pressure on trapezius
Stand at a
diagonal in front of your client's head. Put your two thumbs together.
STart from the neck and move outwards. There are about four spots,
depending on your clients size. Do not press on the bone as this will be
painful. Put your two legs together and move your buttocks towards the
massage bed. As you move towards the massage bed, your thumbs will
provide the pressure into the client's shoulder muscles. Repeat
procedure three times. Do more if bodybuilder has very stiff muscles in
this area. When you have finished, work on the left shoulder.
pressure of trapezius
technique, it is best that you kneel on the floor with the bodybuilder
lying on the massage bed. Use your palm and rotate in an orbital
fashion. Do this for about 2 minutes. If you find that it is still
tense, then work on for a few more minutes. Work on one shoulder at a
time. It is more comfortable for the bodybuilder. Start on one
side of the shoulder while your other palm rests on the other side of
fourth finger pressure on trapezius
Rest your two
palms on your client shoulders. Do one hand at a time. You can work on
either the right side first or the left side first. Use your third and
fourth fingers to work on the trapezius. Rotate in an orbital fashion.
Do not press on the bone (that is, spinal column or the scapula). You
should be working directly onto the muscle. Use your whole arm to rotate
and not just your fingers. You will need to work for at least 2 minutes
on each side of the shoulder. Work a little longer if you find that the
shoulder is rather tensed up.
What appears to be a common ailment could be a symptom of a more serious
condition requiring professional therapy. You may use these Shiatsu
techniques at the same time as orthodox medication but you should not
stop taking any prescribed medication without the approval of your
doctor. If in doubt, you may want to consult your Shiatsu Therapist
first before attempting these techniques. Alternatively, you can call
the Shiatsu School for clarification on these techniques.
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