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  2.  However, TCM also had considerable influence in China and Korea. In Japan, Shiatsu began as"Kokyu-nippo" or finger acupuncture, but soon came to be known as Shiatsu by westerners. In both countries, the palms and fingers of the individual were pressed hard with the thumbs and fingers of the masseur or masseuse. This therapy was performed with the use of oils, usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
  3.  The History of Shiatsu. Shiatsu, unlike other forms of deep tissue massage, didn't originate from China or Japan. It started in ancient China. In Japan, Shiatsu began as"Kokyu-nippo" or finger pressure therapy, but soon came to be called Shiatsu in western circles.
  4.  A traditional Chinese medicine called the"vernal point system" is believed to have been the most important influence for Shiatsu. The"vernal points" are referred to as the"nail tips" or"finger tips." These points are supposed to correspond to the"solar plexus nerve," a very important sense organ. Many believe that the sense of touch can be treated by this technique, but this remains a debatable subject.
  5.  Dr. Masunaga Sensei was a Japanese Teacher and naturalist. He's credited as the creator of JAPAN (Joint Appraisal and Research Centre for Massage). Dr. Masunaga Sensei became the first documented instructor of shiatsu in Japan. He developed his own form of shiatsu treatment known as"mitsuzan." This treatment uses finger pressure and not the finger tips suggested by western doctors.
  6.  https://soulanma.com/ulsanmassage/ Western medicine has two schools of thought about shiatsu: one school of thought is that pain results from blocked energy along meridians. Another school of thought believes that qi or chi is the issue. When energy is "blocked" along meridians, it causes pain. Western medicine's second school of thought believes that the qi is the problem. When qi is "blocked" along meridians, it causes pain. Shiatsu therapists think that the answer to both congestion and pain is in the Qi.
  7.  Many Shiatsu therapists are trained to speak Chinese, so they can help those with English as their second language. In the United States, the term Shiatsu is sometimes used interchangeably with Acupressure and Acupuncture, which are forms of Chinese medicine. Many Shiatsu therapists start their training in acupuncture school, but many don't. In Canada, Acupuncture is often used instead of Shiatsu. Many Shiatsu therapists do not even know how to give a massage, since most are trained in traditional Chinese medicine, and only indirectly learn about Chinese meridians and qi.
  8.  If you want to find a Shiatsu therapist near you, I recommend checking your local listings. You can also check the Internet, where you will normally have the ability to find a reputable online therapist. Many Shiatsu schools are highly respected within their local community and are very popular among their peers. A fantastic way to find out about a particular school, and learn what others think about them, would be to take a look at forums on the internet. Shiatsu therapists frequently have blogs and discussion boards dedicated to discussing their practice, techniques, and knowledge about Shiatsu.
  9.  The mission of this shiatsu treatment ministry is to unite the entire body, mind, and soul of an individual. A Shiatsu practitioner works with people from all walks of life and has no limits. To become a Shiatsu practitioner, you must work with a documented master for a minimum of five decades. After five decades of training, you will become a full-fledged shiatsu practitioner. Read more about the ministries of shiatsu treatment, and become a part of the healing process today!