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. (noun)
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Use "shiatsu" in a sentence
"She was doing shiatsu, which is a type of massage that concentrates on relieving blocked energy from the body."
"Had my mobile phone not been removed on arrival, I would have called my shiatsu man and told him what I thought about the "physical benefits"."
"As to asking permission, the "shiatsu" guy said yes too."