In Japanese, shiatsu means "finger pressure." Shiatsu massage is performed by a therapist using rhythmic pressure and varied pressure on specific areas of the body. These points are called Acupressure Points and are thought to be crucial for the flow or chi (vital energy) of the body. According to shiatsu massage proponents, these points can be relieved by using shiatsu massage.
Ask your doctor or someone else you trust for a recommendation. Most states regulate massage therapists through licensing, registration or certification requirements.
Massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. Many ancient peoples – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments.