Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage therapy (the word shiatsu means "finger pressure" in Japanese). Shiatsu aims to promote health and healing by correcting energy imbalances in your body. Shiatsu emphasises the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease rather than treating a specific ailment. Shiatsu practitioners use their fingers, thumbs, palms, elbows, knees, and feet to apply pressure to points along your body's main energy channels, known as meridians. The goal is to release energy where there are blockages and bring energy into areas that are depleted.