“Shi” means finger and “atsu” means pressure. Shiatsu massage uses quite a number of ways of working, including patting, pinching, shaking, stretching and pressing. It can help to heal soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains. It has been shown to be beneficial for the circulation and the movement of lymphatic fluid. This in turn leads to the more efficient removal of toxins, which results the release of muscular tension and the hormone system working on a higher level. Shiatsu massage helps with many ailments, including backache, digestive issues and headaches. It often leads to a feeling of serenity.