What Does Shiatsu Mean?
Shiatsu is a form of physical conditioning that combines massage with manipulation of the body’s pressure points. In the Japanese language, shiatsu means finger pressure. This method of physical therapy is rooted in Japanese and Chinese medical traditions. It is comparable to Chinese acupressure.
During a Shiatsu session, a practitioner will apply deep, firm pressure to select nerves or pressure points. A Shiatsu session will also include movement of the joints and limbs, and muscle massage. Unlike many other types of massage, a participant will usually remained clothed during a Shiatsu treatment. Shiatsu is often referred to as Shiatsu massage.