- a Japanese massage technique that includes the use of acupressure.
Origin of shiatsu
< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chǐ finger + yā pressure
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- massage in which pressure is applied to the same points of the body as in acupunctureAlso called: acupressure
Japanese, from Chinese chĭ finger + yā pressure
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Word Origin and History for shiatsu
1967, from Japanese, literally "finger-pressure."
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- A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture.acupressure
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