About Shiatsu

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing and healing form of bodywork therapy that works on four levels of the body: the muscles and tendons, the internal organs, the emotional landscape, and spiritual integration. Shiatsu has the same range of benefits as Acupuncture and Massage and is achieved entirely through touch. Techniques include abdominal assessment, joint rotations, stretches, rocking, and finger and palm pressure. It is done fully clothed on a comfortable mat on the floor or on a massage table.​​ ​A Shiatsu session brings healing to both the practitioner and the client.

Shiatsu with Winter Jade
Neck ALIGNMENT for Bladder Meridian

Instructor Michael DeAgro describes how advanced
Shiatsu techniques address emotional syndromes like PTSD.

Zen Shiatsu Meridian Experience

Shiatsu in Hospitals



Why Choose Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is non-invasive and effectively taps into the deepest layers of the body/mind to relieve stress, anxiety and contribute to overall well-being. It can even release traumas from the past that are still reactive in our tissues.

Shiatsu combines the nurture of a massage with the holistic balancing of acupuncture. In the U.S., Shiatsu is one of the main therapies within the larger profession of Asian Bodywork Therapy. Many professional Massage Therapists are learning Shiatsu to better understand the holistic benefit of an Oriental Medicine approach.

Shiatsu may be used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions, including headaches, asthma, PMS, digestive issues, eating disorders, fatigue, insomnia, Fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, and musculoskeletal pain, including low back, neck, and joint pain.