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or shiatzu

[shee-aht-soo] /ʃiˈɑt su/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
a Japanese massage technique that includes the use of acupressure.
Origin of shiatsu
< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chǐ finger + pressure Unabridged
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massage in which pressure is applied to the same points of the body as in acupuncture Also called acupressure
Word Origin
Japanese, from Chinese chĭ finger + pressure
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Word Origin and History for shiatsu

1967, from Japanese, literally "finger-pressure."

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shiatsu in Medicine

shiatsu shi·at·su (shē-ät'sōō)
A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture. Also called acupressure.

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