The Shiatsu Research Institute is a charity whose aims are setting up and carrying out research studies that seek to advance our understanding of specific therapeutic applications of shiatsu, and the role of shiatsu therapy in health care delivery. We want to ascertain whether shiatsu can positively impact on the health of people, whether shiatsu massage needs to follow the same safety guidelines as more traditional types of massage, whether it is safer, or whether one needs extra precautions.

Definition of shiatsu

What is shiatsu?