Shiatsu vs Lingam Massage: Which is better for pain relief?liam
Massage therapy is a very effective treatment for mental-related issues such as stress and insomnia, and physical problems such as muscle strains and aches. The techniques used in most massages provide pain relief to the whole body. The only problem is that this relief tends to be somewhat generalised, which can make it short-lived. This might be fine if you have whole body aches, but if the source of your anxieties is more deep-rooted or you are suffering from muscle strains in very specific areas, you might leave feeling slightly dissatisfied.
Japanese shiatsu and Asian lingam massage are two massage styles that use precise movements to target a specific area. Both are styles of localised massage therapy that work to hone in on a certain part of the body and use precise movements that are designed to reduce or eliminate the pain from this part.
The main difference between the two is that lingam is an erotic massage while shiatsu is a normal massage that doesn’t intentionally arouse the client. But which massage is better for deep aches, and which is better for long-lasting pain relief of the body and mind?
What is shiatsu massage?
Shiatsu massage is a style of massage therapy that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. It is a branch of Chinese medicine that the Japanese evolved, developed and refined to suit their needs and beliefs. Instead of using acupuncture and herbal concoctions, shiatsu focused on particular points of the body (acupressure points) that were said to be linked to energy flow. Therapists would use precise finger pressure at varying speeds and intensity to stimulate these acupressure points. Simultaneously, they would also follow physiotherapy and chiropractic theory to keep shiatsu more of a medicinal massage than a pleasurable massage.
What is shiatsu massage good for?
The therapists use their fingers, thumbs and palms to rhythmically apply pressure for varying periods of two to eight seconds. As the movements are so precise and therapists can only focus on small areas of the body at a time, shiatsu can alleviate pain from localised areas. For example, if you are experiencing bodily aches but mainly in the shoulder area, a shiatsu masseuse can target that spot and work to ease the strain. Even if you aren’t sure which part of your body is in the most pain, or if it’s a dull, general ache, shiatsu can help to discover this unknown part. The masseuse will work over the entire body and you’ll be left totally relaxed because of the amount of intense attention that has been paid to your entire body.
Shiatsu is great for a variety of physical and psychological problems. Because it’s manual therapy, it works wonders for back, neck and shoulder pain and arthritis. It is also extremely effective at reducing anxiety, depression, headaches, migraines and insomnia as it leaves clients in states of deep tranquillity. It can also alleviate pain from premenstrual and menstrual pain, constipation and sinus problems.
What is lingam massage?
Lingam massage is a style of erotic massage that was designed for male gratification. Simply put, a lingam massage is a massage of the penis and the surrounding area. Initially, it sounds very much like a sexual act, but lingam massage has a long and proud history. It’s based on the Lord Shiva, who is a formless Hindu deity, and his emblem is said to be the phallus, which is what the lingam portrays. Shiva worshippers revere the penis because of the vital role it plays in human creation. A lingam massage is a way of paying respect to the organ and giving it the attention it so rightly deserves. The yoni massage is the female equivalent.
What is lingam massage good for?
During a lingam massage session, therapists work on the whole body to provide satisfaction and pain relief, but pay particular attention to the penis area. A variety of movements and techniques are used to awaken this area, which inevitably causes arousal but this is a central part of the massage. Traditionally, a lingam massage is meant to enhance the male sexual drive and potential because it increases the chance of successful reproduction. As a result, the therapists will work to slowly drive clients to the edge of orgasm and pull them back, so they are kept on this edge for a prolonged period of time.
Regular lingam sessions will greatly increase sexual drive, improve control during sex and reduce sexual impotency, premature ejaculation and pain from urinary and prostate conditions. This will make for a more pleasurable sexual experience for both partners and more intense, longer-lasting orgasms. Lingam massages also help to eliminate stress (we underestimate the power that sexual frustration can have over our daily working lives), insomnia, headaches, migraines, work to reduce muscle pain and improve blood circulation, respiratory and digestive systems.
Shiatsu or Lingam massage?
As you can see, shiatsu and lingam massage are two special types of massage that focus on very specific areas of the body. Shiatsu is not so much a certain body part but therapists can use their precise techniques to hone in on specific areas. Lingam, on the other hand, focuses mainly on the male genital area. Naturally, lingam massage will be sexual in nature and intentionally cause arousal. You might get aroused during a shiatsu session, but this will never be addressed, as shiatsu is not an erotic massage. This may leave you feeling slightly dissatisfied (and perhaps a little shamefaced).
We often forget the power that sexual frustration can have over our lives. A dying or barren sex life can leave us tense, anxious, snappy and unable to sleep. A healthy, fulfilled sex life leaves us in bounds of happiness, motivated, inspired and energetic. A lingam massage directly addresses this in a way that shiatsu doesn’t, so if you want to feel head-to-toe, inside-and-out satisfaction and aren’t shy about it, a lingam massage is the ideal choice. For the best lingam massage in London see our main site asian massage london