shiatsuA shiatsu massage aims to maintain or regain physical, emotional and psychic balance through the restoration of energy circulation. Shiatsu is a manual, “energetic” and holistic therapy from Japan, distinct from massage. Like acupuncture and anma, of which it shares the theoretical bases, shiatsu is derived from the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, especially the use of meridians. It consists of exerting pressure by the hands (sometimes elbows, feet and/or knees) on the entire body.