This Japanese style of massage has a very different ‘feel.’  It doesn’t use massage oil, and it doesn’t even directly touch your skin.  Direct pressure, via the thumbs, palms, knuckles, forearms, even knees and feet are used to stimulate and relax specific points on the body.  Pressure is sometimes applied rhythmically along the length of muscle attachments; where muscles become tendons and attach onto bones.  The attachment areas are the areas of highest tension, and therefor are also the areas where you notice the most amount of stress.  Massage with knowledge of muscle origins and insertions is very effective for overall circulation stimulation and results in dramatic pain relief. Shiatsu massage is available at our Honolulu massage center in Waikiki.