Shiatsu, the most widely known form of acupressure, has been practiced for over a thousand years. In Japanese, shiatsu literally means "finger pressure,” which is how it is performed. Shiatsu uses rhythmic pressure from 3 to 10 seconds on specific points along the body's meridians by using the fingers, hands, elbows, knees and sometimes feet, to unblock and stimulate the flow of energy. A session may also include gentle stretching and rangeofmotion manipulations
What is it good for?
Shiatsu is used to treat pain and illness, to relax the body, and to maintain general health.
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