Massage Professionals

The Massage Source

Search for massage professionals in your area Learn about the benefits of massage Learn how massage can help alleviate various health concerns Learn about various types of massage

From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

Have a question about massage?
Ask a Massage Therapist

Zen Shiatsu


Zen Shiatsu was developed by Shizuto Masunaga. It differs from earlier forms of shiatsu in that the practitioner uses his or her fists, elbows and knees to apply pressure along energy meridians, in addition to palms and thumbs. In Zen Shiatsu the practitioner generally uses one hand to provide pressure while the other hand provides support to the client.

Good for:

Chronic pain, constipation, migraines, poor flexibility, relaxation, stress reduction, stimulation of blood and lymph flow, low back pain, and nervous disorders

« Return to Types of Massage