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shiatsu

or shiatzu

[shee-aht-soo] /ʃiˈɑt su/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a Japanese massage technique that includes the use of acupressure.
Origin of shiatsu
< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chǐ finger + pressure
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British Dictionary definitions for shiatzu

shiatsu

/ˌʃiːˈætsuː/
noun
1.
massage in which pressure is applied to the same points of the body as in acupuncture Also called acupressure
Word Origin
Japanese, from Chinese chĭ finger + pressure
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Word Origin and History for shiatzu

shiatsu

n.

1967, from Japanese, literally "finger-pressure."

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shiatzu in Medicine

shiatsu shi·at·su (shē-ät'sōō)
n.
A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture. Also called acupressure.

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