noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a Japanese massage technique that includes the use of acupressure.
Also, shiatzu.

< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chǐ finger + pressure Unabridged
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shiatsu (ˌʃiːˈætsuː)
Also called: acupressure massage in which pressure is applied to the same points of the body as in acupuncture
[Japanese, from Chinese chĭ finger + pressure]

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