Shiatsu is a Japanese term meaning finger pressure. This technique is also called acupressure. In addition to pressure on points along the lines, called meridians where energy flows, Shiatsu usually includes stretches and movement of joints. It is based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the same theory that underlies acupuncture. However, in Shiatsu fingers replace needles.
Therapists with training in Oriental Bodywork: Rita Offer