Can Shiatsu massage therapy actually help with healing the body? Like Reiki, Shiatsu is also considered a non-invasive therapy that helps reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression by leaving you relaxed and calm. It is an energy based therapy that originated in Japan based on traditional Chinese medicine with western elements that supports our body physically and energetically. Shiatsu consists of a therapist applying pressure to certain points on the body using the hands, fingers, thumbs and palms to various areas to help heal common alignments, and correct imbalances. When applying pressure to points on the body it helps to promote energy flow and realignment of the client’s body. Shiatsu regulates the automatic nervous system activity and stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. Poor posture, joint problems, sprains, arthritis, sciatica, acute and chronic neck/back pain, sinusitis, and bronchitis are treatable with Shiatsu. Reiki in combination with Shiatsu seems to be good for the body physically, mentally, and spiritually.