The word Shiatsu means finger pressure in Japanese. Japan is where this healing technique originates from. Shiatsu is a holistic practice and involves pressure from hands and underarms in Zen-Shiatsu, feet in Barefoot Shiatsu and thumbs in Classical and Tsubo acupoint pressure.

A Shiatsu treatment starts with a succinct Chinese Medicine diagnosis of tongue, pulse and hara (abdominal area) palpation. These diagnostic tools provide information where the imbalances lie, and which meridians need to be strengthened to rectify this into equilibrium.