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Shiatsu Massage for High Blood Pressure (HBP)
Shiatsu massage, also called Zen shiatsu, is an Oriental technique to treat common physical and psychological ailments through finger pressure. This particular type of massage therapy alleviates pain, get rids of depression, stress and anxiety and also reduces blood pressure.
High blood pressure (HBP) is a severe condition that may lead to heart failure, stroke, or coronary heart disease among other health problems. Many people around the world suffer from high blood pressure, with 1 in 3 adults in the US alone. Blood pressure is pressure from the blood against artery walls. If this is too strong, it can damage not only the artery, but the body as a whole.
Zen shiatsu fuses together philosophical, spiritual and medical facets of the human body making sure that energy called qi flows freely in the body. Circulating the energy carries away toxins and replenishes the body by bringing it back to it's natural state. Finger pressure, according to experts, is one good way to reduce blood pressure because it increases blood circulation. Apart from that, it also reduces stress, anxiety and other chronic pain.