Stress can be defined as a reaction of our body, when we perceive an imbalance between the external stresses received and our available vital resources.

These external stresses act during the moments in which greater psycho-physical performance is required of the person.

In medicine, stress is also defined as any cause capable of exerting a harmful stimulus on the organism, with its prolonged action, consequently provoking a reaction.

Personal factors and factors relating to particular situations are also outlined, which influence the level of stress and are called stressors.

When these stressors exceed the normal level threshold, our organism reacts by producing a state of anxiety, which undermines adaptation to the stress itself.

At a bio-chemical level, the balance between neurotransmitters such as gaba, adrenaline and noradrenaline and hormones such as cortisol are altered, often resulting in poor or excessive production, which is the trigger for the harmfulness of stress.

Cortisol in particular, rightly called the “stress hormone”, is responsible in cases of distress (harmful stress) and anxiety and is a steroid substance produced by the adrenal glands, essential for numerous vital processes, when present at normal levels.

The term arousal indicates the intensity of the psycho-physiological activation of an organism. It is a temporary condition of the nervous system, in response to a significant stimulus of variable intensity, of a general state of excitement.

Stress symptoms include physical disorders of the gastrointestinal system, sleep disorders, dizziness, tachycardia, circulatory problems and migraines.

Furthermore, behavioral disorders are often present, such as difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, irritability and nervousness, to which are also added pessimism and difficulty in dealing with new situations.

Through the empathic and respectful touch of Shiatsu, the recipient can spend an hour lived entirely in total harmony with himself, listening to his inner part and interacting with his internal vital resources, until reaching an optimal balanceenergy, which promotes the bio-chemical rebalancing, which we have already talked about, regarding the correct production of hormones and neurotransmitters.

Consequently, the recipient has the possibility of regaining the ability to face life in a more proactive, optimistic, resilient manner and with a condition of greater vitality.

The operator’s sensitivity allows us to stimulate our energy, understand our resistance and identify our emotional blocks, responsible for the onset of these problems.

Our body is in deep energetic contact with the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine, on which the operator’s action is concentrated, through the execution of perpendicular and constant pressures which deeply relax our tissues, muscles and internal organs, favoring their rebalancing.

After a Shiatsu treatment, you feel a beneficial sensation of relaxation in the physical body and a sensation of lightness and vitality.

Since the state of arousal is different from person to person, the operator must act differently from one person to another and even from one treatment to another for the same person, to be able to prevent and successfully treat stress.

In conclusion, it is essential to carry out a personalized treatment in times and ways, to obtain excellent results in resolving excess stress.