What is Shiatsu?

“Shiatsu” is a Japanese word meaning “finger pressure”. It is a “hands-on” therapy used both as a compliment to conventional medicine and as a preventative/alternative therapy.

Characteristics of Shiatsu 
Shiatsupractors perform Shiatsu by pressing with their thumbs, fingers and palms on Shiatsu points throughout the body to enhance the body’s natural healing ability and prevent the progression of disease. Shiatsu points are called “Tsubo” in Japanese and their location and the effect of Shiatsu on them is based on an understanding of modern Anatomy and Physiology. These points are effective in treating all body systems including the Integumentary, Muscular, Nervous, Circulatory, Skeletal, Endocrine, and Digestive systems. They are applicable only to Shiatsu Therapy and are not related to ancient “Chinese Meridians” for Acupuncture, Moxibustion or Anma therapy.