Shiatsu massage’s origins lie in ancient China. The Chinese used the principals of shiatsu in both their medical philosophy and practice. Shiatsu, also known as acupressure, is a point-pressure massage using the fingers along the body's energy meridians, opening the flow of energy, or chi, along those channels. It is designed to help regulate the flow of energy within the body. When your body's energy flow becomes blocked or unbalanced, your general state of well-being is reduced. During a shiatsu massage, thumb, fingers, palms or feet to the body apply pressure. This type of massage helps produce a deep relaxation increases energy levels and brings balance to the body.