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Chiropractic And Watsu Therapy


What is Watsu? By definition, Watsu means"marriage" or"direct coordination between components." Additionally it is called"laying on hands" or"considered treatment." It is often confused with Swedish massage.

According to Dr. Hayashi, writer of Watsu and Therapeutic Massage, the practice consists of numerous ancient Japanese forms of bodywork and manipulation. Some forms such as Tai Chi have been used in Asian cultures for centuries. In the USA, however, it has only been in the past century or so that pupils of conventional medicine have begun to learn it. Some think it was in Japan that the first ever water was performed. At that time, therapists were only permitted to perform limited bodywork methods. Through the years, with the progress of scientific massage therapy and the discovery of endless pools of healing energy, it became possible to perform full-body treatment to millions of clients.

After the world realized that therapeutic massage was an effective treatment for muscle and skeletal ailments, they began to use it to the neck and back to relieve pain. Gradually, other regions of the body were included, such as the shoulders, elbows, wrists, shoulders, buttocks, back, legs, feet, and wrists. Therefore, the term,"watsu" was born. To this day, water remains a favorite therapeutic technique used for pain relief, comfort, and chiropractic care.

According to Dr. Hayashi, an expert that specializes in chiropractic care,"The treatment session begins with a warm water therapy for the body and ligaments to prepare them for further manipulation. Then, the client lies on a massage table at which a particular pattern of movements is done on different areas of the body. The movements are choreographed by a knowledgeable professional with training in watsu." After the treatment session, the client is required to return to the massage table for maintenance and safety purposes."

Chiropractors are trained to perform traditional Swedish massage and shiatsu as part of the regular care. But, Dr. Hayashi notes,"Chiropractors also have incorporated shiatsu in their practice since it's been found to help reduce soreness and decrease pain perception." According to Dr. Hayashi,"chiropractors find that patients with decreased muscle soreness and better immune systems experience a drop in stiffness and pain following weekly treatments." This, in turn, helps to improve the client's quality of life and physical health.

In contrast to the notion that traditional Swedish massage and shiatsu are limited to only addressing the muscles and tissues, massage chair manufacturers are incorporating watsu principles into their massage therapy systems. By incorporating the watsu principals in their design, massage chair makers have been able to tackle many of the tissue and muscle needs of their clients. An added benefit of incorporating this sort of therapy into a massage chair system is that, because the water principles are integrated into the design of this seat, patients are not as likely to be harmed during a traditional Swedish massage therapy. According to Dr. Hayashi,"chiropractors who integrate watsu principles into their practice have found that their patients have a decrease in pain and soreness during and after a massage."

Another benefit of incorporating water into a client's regular health care regimen is for patients who are experiencing muscle spasms or people recovering from an injury. According to Dr. Hayashi,"chiropractors have seen a decrease in muscle spasms and cramps following a watsu therapy." He goes on to note that,"other patients have experienced a decrease in swelling and pain after receiving a shiatsu therapy." This has been proven true time again, with several different studies conducted on this subject. Therefore, the notion of utilizing a massage chair to del

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