Category: History of Shiatsu

  • Where Did Shiatsu Originate?

    Where Did Shiatsu Originate?

    Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese massage technique that was developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi. The system was first discovered through trial and error while he was growing up on Hokkaido, a northern Japanese island. When his mother was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and a knee problem, he began to treat her using his hands. His mother…