acupressure (sense )
occas. sp. shi·at′zu
Origin of shiatsucontr. of Japanese shiatsury?h?, literally , finger pressure treatment ; from shi, finger + atsu-, pressure + ry?h?, treatment
A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture. Also called acupressure.
Origin of shiatsuShort for Japanese shiatsury&omacron;h&omacron; : shi, finger + atsu-, pressure + ry&omacron;h&omacron;, treatment.
From Japanese æŒ‡åœ§ (shiatsu), from Middle Chinese æŒ‡ (tÍ¡ÊƒÃj "finger") + å£“ (Ê”at "downward force").