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ʃiˈɑt sushi·at·su

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  1. acupressure, G-Jo, shiatsunoun

    treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body


  1. shiatsunoun

    A form of massage, using the thumbs and palms, employed as therapy

  2. Etymology: From. Literally "finger pressure".


  1. Shiatsu

    Shiatsu ( shee-AT-, -⁠AHT-soo; 指圧) is a form of Japanese bodywork based on concepts in traditional Chinese medicine such as qi meridians. Having been popularized in the twentieth century by Tokujiro Namikoshi (1905–2000), shiatsu derives from the older Japanese massage modality called anma. There is no scientific evidence that shiatsu will prevent or cure any disease. Although it is considered a generally safe treatment—if sometimes painful—there have been reports of adverse health effects arising from its use, a few of them serious.


  1. shiatsu

    Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan which involves applying pressure to specific points on the body using the fingers, thumbs, and palms in a continuous rhythmic sequence. It is designed to relieve tension, promote relaxation, improve circulation, and aid in the overall wellness and healing of the body. The term "shiatsu" itself means "finger pressure" in Japanese.


  1. Shiatsu

    Shiatsu in Japanese means "finger pressure"; it is a type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage, and, and techniques. There is no scientific evidence for any medical efficacy of shiatsu, Shiatsu practitioners promote it as a way to help people relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. Tokujiro Namikoshi invented shiatsu and founded the first shiatsu college in 1940. Many shiatsu schools exist across the world and all incorporate elements of anatomy, physiology andTraditional Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu is usually performed on a futon mat, with clients fully clothed. It can also performed on horses and other animals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shiatsu in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shiatsu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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