What is Shiatsu Massage?
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that is based on the meridian system developed by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The translation of “shi” is finger, and “atsu” is pressure – in other words, finger pressure massage. Shiatsu is often referred to as “acupuncture without the needles”. The shiatsu therapist uses palm, finger, and thumb pressure along meridian pathways (the channels connecting acupoints) to stimulate a healthy flow of qi, or life force energy, to the body/mind system.
Shiatsu works to improve overall health by affecting the internal energy system. Therapy often results in increased range of motion and improved coordination.
Shiatsu is an effective therapy for relief of many types of chronic symptoms as well as those looking to integrate shiatsu into a wellness routine.