Edited by Vicki Lindner
A growing number of Americans are discovering the pleasurable and therapeutic uses of shiatsu, a Japanese method of acupressure. In Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu, Ohashi, one of the most knowledgeable and well-known U.S.-based shiatsu experts, offers step-by-step instruction on how to perform shiatsu at home. Ohashi, who has taught and practiced shiatsu for more than thirty years, focuses on common ailments faced here in the West. He provides clear explanations of all technical terms and helpful photographs throughout to illustrate shiatsu techniques and locations of pressure points. Also included are explanations of special shiatsu exercises, designed to keep energy flowing through the body, and a new preface by the author.
Author Biography: Ohashi, one of the best-known bodywork and shiatsu experts in the West, was born in Japan. In 1970, he emigrated to the United States and founded the Ohashi Institute, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to teaching his specially developed methods of shiatsu.