Shiatsu is a therapeutic Japanese healing modality that has its roots in 5000-year-old Eastern medical massage practices. The theoretical and scientific foundations of shiatsu include pre-medical Eastern philosophies, such as yin/yang and the Five Transformations, and ancient medical texts, such as "The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine."

A shiatsu practitioner will apply comfortable pressure and stretching/mobilizing techniques using thumbs, palms, elbows, and knees. Shiatsu is generally practiced on a futon; clients are fully clothed; and no oils or lotions are used. However, auxiliary techniques usually associated with acupuncture, such as moxibustion and fire cups, may be incorporated.

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Japanese Acupuncture & Shiatsu
Contains information from both the modern medical and traditional Oriental perspectives. Includes recommendations, FAQs, fees and hours of operation. Vancouver, Canada.
Kimura Shiatsu Institute
Offers treatment and courses to make one's body healthy physically, mentally and spiritually.
Lotus Oriental Therapies Clinic
Neil Pitt practices shiatsu in Adelaide, Australia.
Michael Woolley Shiatsu
A practitioner in London gives an outline of a typical treatment session, and the diagnostic and treatment methods employed.
Self Healing Australia
[Newtown, NSW, Australia] Natural therapies site offering information, newsletter, treatments, classes, courses and workshops in zen shiatsu.
Shiatsu, Japanese Massage
Includes Do-in exercises and list of worldwide practitioners. Multilingual site maintained by Rian Visser, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Soho Shiatsu
Center in New York City provides videos and a variety of articles including the application of Shiatsu in hospitals.
Zen Shiatsu Chicago
A community wellness and education center that offers treatments and vocational training, with historical information and details of weekend courses.

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