What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu literaly means finger pressure in Japanese and is the
ancient art of acupressure massage that restores the harmony between
individual's body and the universe.
Origin of Shiatsu
The origin of the Japanese word "shiatsu" is not certain. Over the
centuries, information that makes up the shiatsu techniques was gathered
through trial and error. The healing techniques that are fundamental to
shiatsu probably originated in ancient China, and later came to Japan.
Shiatsu is a synthesis of Judo principles, Do-In (self massage), and
The first syllable in shiatsu, shi means fingers and the second, atsu
indicates pressure. Therefore, shiatsu means "to apply pressure on the
body with the fingers." Recently in the West, it has become known as
Shiatsu is a system that has developed from centuries of experience, and
has proven effective in curing many symptoms. Among these symptoms are
headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, eye-strain, general fatigue,
stiff neck and shoulders, lower backache, constipation, numbness of
limbs, chills, flushes, insomnia, and lack of appetite. Shiatsu and
related techniques have also proven effective for curing chronic and
painful conditions such as high blood pressure, rheumatism, and general
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