The River Stone Shiatsu Association
Shiatsu for Athletes
Athletes of all types ask the most of their body to continue doing what they love. Whether it is just for fun, out to set a physical goal to lose weight, or you're a professional athlete, you cannot achieve success if your body isn't working efficiently. Here is a list of specific athletes and their common ailments that Sennin-So Shiatsu can significantly help.
Baseball, Tennis, and any 1 handed specific athletes
Balance is the ultimate key to existence and vital for an athlete. You can't have too much of one thing without its counterbalance. If you do, you'll end up with one extreme which requires an opposite extreme to bring everything back into balance. Extremes, in this case... mean injuries.
Sports, where you use one hand significantly more then the other, creates this imbalance. When minor pain begins to develop in the arm that is used most, the average health practitioner tries to fix the symptom by going after the symptom. Wanna know what your body is really saying? "Please use the other arm."
Movement helps blood travel more efficiently. When you use one side and not the other, the side that gets all the movement will end up with more volume of circulation then the tissue can handle while you use it. Muscles will literally get bigger and smaller depending on the volume of blood flow inside the tissue. What happens to a balloon if it is filled with too much water? Pop!
Common ailments alleviated: Tennis Elbow, Shoulder Tension, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Prevention of Muscle Tearing in Dominant Arm.