Learn how to do Japanese shiatsu massage to the upper hara or abdomen to relieve tension and stress with expert massage therapy tips in this free health video clip.
So we're continuing work now on the Hara. Moving to the upper part of the Hara above the belly button here actually. Continuing this clockwise motion with our fingertips moving around. Now with my thumbs I'm going to splay out actually, all the way up to the bottom rib. Feel the bottom rib with your thumbs and use your, that V between your index finger and your thumb to feel the bottom rib and work outward. Work your way down to the hips. This is a place where you can really get in touch with the person's breath. And she's not laughing. When respect is fully established here you can even use your full weight for pressing in. She knows that nothing bad is going to come to her. Now I'm going to go on Sara's side here and put one hand on top of the other hand. And we're going to create a wave like motion, it's referred to as rocking the Hara, believe it or not. Rocking the Hara. Does it feel okay ? I can really feel her belly loosening up actually since I started this. It's gotten softer, which is good. We're so conscience in western culture of having a strong abdominal area but we should be soft down here. She can be strong in her musculature but be loose in the diaphragm. You know they always tell opera singers and anyone working on stage that have to be relaxed in the diaphragm. Because if you're relaxed down there, you'll have full breath and you'll have a rich, deep voice without working very hard. And when you're relaxed in the diaphragm, it's pretty sure that you're relaxed all over. I think that does it for the Hara and then we'll move on to the legs.