shiatsu

or shi·at·zu

[ shee-aht-soo ]
/ ʃiˈɑt su /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

a Japanese massage technique that includes the use of acupressure.

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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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Medical 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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