Shiatsu Therapy is a manual technique known as “One Point” or “Finger Pressure,” which is applied through specific points on the body known as tsubos, which eliminate fatigue and stimulate the body’s self-curative abilities. Proper application is applied by use of the thumb, fingers or palm. “Shiatsu emphasizes correction and maintenance of bone structure, joints, tendons, muscles and meridian lines, whose malfunctioning distort the body’s energy and autonomic nervous system causing disease.”-Source: Zen Shiatsu by Shizuto Masunaga with Wataru Ohashi. Shiatsu can stimulate the body’s immune system, regulate blood circulation and relieve muscular contraction.
The therapy is applied over the client’s clothes. The client should wear comfortable clothes, such as a t-shirt and shorts, or sweats.