Webster's New World
A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture.
American Heritage Medicine
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 (ʔat "downward force").
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