Shiatsu meaning

shē-ätso͝o
A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture.
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A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture.
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A form of massage, using the thumbs and palms, employed as therapy.
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Origin of shiatsu

  • Short for Japanese shiatsuryōhō shi finger atsu- pressure ryōhō treatment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 指圧 (shiatsu), from Middle Chinese 指 (t͡ʃíj "finger") + 壓 (Ê”at "downward force").

    From Wiktionary