Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning finger press, because we use presses of our fingers in a similar way to acupressure.
In order to carry out stronger presses we use our elbows, knees and sole,as well. Besides, various stretching grips also play an important role, similarly to the way it is done in yoga.
Shiatsu uses elements of acupuncture, holistic Chinese healing and the knowledge and exercises of massage. Consequently, due to the accumulated knowledge in the past centuries, today it has become one of the most effective ways of massage.
It deals with the whole human body from head to toes.
Shiatsu has special pressing movements and along the energy fields and meridians stimulate the flow of energy, and creat physical and spiritual harmony.