[sometimesS-] 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 shiatsuryōhō shi finger atsu- pressure ryōhō treatment
From Japanese æŒ‡åœ§ (shiatsu), from Middle Chinese æŒ‡ (tÍ¡ÊƒÃj "finger") + å£“ (Ê”at "downward force").