Shiatsu (Kanji: 指圧; Hiragana: しあつ) is a form of Japanese bodywork based on the theoretical framework of traditional Chinese medicine.
In the Japanese language, shiatsu means “finger pressure”. Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization.
To examine a patient, a shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and, sometimes, pulse diagnosis.
Shiatsu derives from a Japanese massage modality called anma. The Japanese may have adapted anma from tui na, a Chinese bodywork system that arrived in Japan during the Nara period (710–793 CE). Tokujiro Namikoshi (1905–2000) founded a shiatsu college in the 1940s, and is often credited with inventing modern shiatsu. Shiatsu in Japan is regulated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. (wikipedia2015)
Kimura-sensei have been practicing and teaching Shiatsu for about 36 years.Please see the following site to get further information. http://www.shiatsu-k.com/
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