Shiatsu Career Overview

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and it is considered to be a form of acupressure massage. However, unlike other forms of acupressure massage, Shiatsu exclusively utilizes finger and palm massage techniques to treat patient’s pain and health conditions. … Read More

Spreading Shiatsu (Shiatsu History, Part II)

In the first installment of a our Shiatsu series, we started with an extensive overview of Shiatsu. In the second installment, we covered the history and early development of Shiatsu by Tokujiro Namikoshi. In this article, we'll cover how Namikoshi spread Shiatsu all over the world. … Read More

History of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage was invented by Tokujiro Namikoshi during the 1920s. However, its history goes back to roots of massage in Japan. Shiatsu was derived from a historical Japanese massage modality known as Anma. Anma was derived from a traditional Chinese massage modality known as Tui Na. … Read More

Western Therapies in Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Posted May 24, 2017 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Japanese Shiatsu, Massage Therapist, Shiatsu

Massage is an ancient healing therapy that has been practiced for centuries, with Shiatsu being a relatively new modality in the history of massage. Traditional Chinese medicine came to Japan in the 6th century via a Buddhist monk, but it wasn't until the early part of the last century that Shiatsu was founded there. … Read More

Asian Bodywork in Massage Therapy

There are many types of Asian bodywork that have roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Many massage therapists practice Shiatsu therapy, one of the many forms of bodywork recognized by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA). Some of the other forms recognized by the AOBTA include: … Read More

With Shiatsu Massage Back Pain and More Dissipates

Shiatsu is a form of Asian bodywork with origins in traditional Chinese medicine. Similar to acupuncture and its diagnostic methods, Shiatsu massage therapy uses acupoints and energy channels (meridians) in treatment. … Read More

Exploring Japanese Massage and the Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles and Japanese massage therapy traditions, is growing in popularity. The reason for this is that it can be used to treat several health conditions and ailments, including: … Read More

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