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More Spas than Cities

Thailand has over 700 operating spas! In 2009, the Intelligent Spa Benchmarking Report found that the country hosts the largest number of spas in the region.

Shiatsu

“Shiatsu” is the Japanese term for finger pressure and is often referred to as finger pressure massage. It was developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi in the 1930s. It is a type of alternative medicine and is similar to acupressure devised by the Chinese. It is mainly used as a stress reduction and relaxation technique but is also known to reduce nausea, depression, body-pain, panic attacks, and many other physical and mental disorders.

Shiatsu therapists use their thumbs, fingers, fingertips and palms to apply pressure on the body. Patients remain fully clothed and must lie down on a mat during this procedure. Pressure is applied in a rhythmic pattern and this relieves stiffness and tension and improves blood circulation. Shiatsu is used to improve the flow of energy or “qi” in the body.


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                Featured Shiatsu Providers Abroad


                Damian Medical Center

                Warsaw, Poland


                Accreditation: ISO 9001

                Languages: English, Polish

                The Damian Medical Centre was established in 1994. It offers a wide range of medical care services provided in the Hospital and five outpatient clinics. They employ physicians in all specialisations w...

                The Good Samaritan Medical Center

                Chihuahua, Mexico


                Languages: English, Spanish

                The Good Samaritan Medical Center has over 20 years of experience for in & out Patients. Located in Cd. Juarez Chih. Mexico, just 5 minutes away from El Paso, Tx. Usa. Our first class clinic is fu...

                BayView Hospital

                Bridgetown, Barbados


                Languages: English

                BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...

                Shanghai United Family Hospital

                Shanghai, China


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Chinese

                Shanghai United Family Hospital (SHU), a joint venture between Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX) and the Shanghai Changning Central Hospital, is a member of the United Family Healthcare (UFH)...

                Chiva-Som International Health Resort

                Hua Hin, Thailand


                Languages: English, Thai, Japanese

                On arrival you are offered a complimentary Health and Wellness consultation. This is designed around your goals and objectives, your current state of health and ability to achieve those goals. Your ad...
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