[ 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 + yā pressure
Words nearby shiatsu
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British Dictionary definitions for shiatzu
/ (ˌʃiːˈætsuː) /
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 + yā pressure
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Medical definitions for shiatzu
[ shē-ät′sōō ]
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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