shiatsu

noun, often capitalized
shi·at·su | \ shē-ˈät-(ˌ)sü \
variants: or less commonly shiatzu

Definition of shiatsu 

: acupressure especially : a form of acupressure that originated in Japan

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Or, as the first non-English line is sung, your seat going full Brookstone shiatsu chair as everyone behind you jabs for the supertitles? Isaac Oliver, New York Times, "O Mad Night!," 2 Jan. 2017 A: The name Watsu comes from the words shiatsu and water. Interview With Yourhub, The Denver Post, "Business Q&A: Sweetwater Watsu, Evergreen," 10 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of shiatsu

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shiatsu

short for Japanese shiatsu-ryōhō, from shi- finger + -atsu pressure + ryōhō treatment

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shiatsu

noun, often capitalized
shi·at·su
variants: also shiatzu \shē-ˈät-sü \

Medical Definition of shiatsu 

: acupressure especially of a form that originated in Japan

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