About Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a manual therapy developed in Japan. According to the Japanese law, it is written as a original hands on therapy, and its ethic and techniques are not related to Chinese Anma therapy or Western Massage.

The Definition of Shiatsu

Shiatsu was first recognized in Japanese law in 1955, and in the text book “Theory and Practice of Shiatsu” published by the medical department of the Ministry of Welfare (Current Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) in December 1957, Shiatsu is defined as follows:

“Shiatsu technique refers to the use of fingers and the palm of one’s hands to apply pressure to particular sections on the surface of the body for the purpose of correcting the imbalances of the body, and for maintaining and promoting health. It is also a method contributing to the healing of specific illnesses.”