Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese form of bodywork, - literally translated as "finger pressure" - which works to promote health by influencing and improving the state of a person's life-energy.
This universal energy, called Ki, flows within the body, forming a matrix that links our internal organs with the meridians or external energy pathways to which Shiatsu is applied. The practitioner uses fingers, palms, elbows and feet to balance the client's energy system. Its aim is to correct malfunction and enhance and maintain health.
Usually the treatment is given through the clothes on a soft mat on the floor. Shiatsu may also include stretches and rotations of limbs and joints.
The term shiatsu was first used in a book published in 1915, Tenpaku Temai's Shiatsu Ryōhō.
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