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zen ʃi‘ætsuː



Zen Shiatsu refers to a particular style of Shiatsu, founded by Shizuto Masunaga. He was a Shiatsu therapist and Professor of Western psychology in Tokyo.

Masunaga integrated elements of Shiatsu and the Taoist roots of Chinese medicine with Western psychology and physiology and basic elements of Zen Buddhism, as well as his experiences from innumerable Shiatsu treatments, to create the Zen Shiatsu Therapy.

Masunaga also modified and extended the meridian system of Chinese medicine.

Art of attentive touch