shiatsu

or shi·at·zu

[ shee-aht-soo ]
/ ʃiˈɑt su /
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

a Japanese massage technique that includes the use of acupressure.

Nearby words

  1. shf,
  2. shh,
  3. shia,
  4. shiah,
  5. shiai,
  6. shibah,
  7. shibah asar betammuz,
  8. shibboleth,
  9. shicer,
  10. shicker

Origin of shiatsu

< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chǐ finger + pressure

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British Dictionary definitions for shiatsu

shiatsu

/ (ˌʃiːˈætsuː) /

noun

massage in which pressure is applied to the same points of the body as in acupunctureAlso called: acupressure

Word Origin for shiatsu

Japanese, from Chinese chĭ finger + pressure

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Word Origin and History for shiatsu

shiatsu

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for shiatsu

shiatsu

[ shē-ätsōō ]

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.acupressure

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