The Shiatsu Alternative, Healing Therapy for Health and Well-Being
by Sam Dutton
The shiatsu practice was derived from an oriental medical principle pointing to the human body as one with a series or network of meridians. This series of meridians where known as chi, the vital positive energy, found to flow freely through it. According to this principle, a person becomes sickly once this flow of energy becomes disrupted and sluggish, or imbalanced.