What is Shiatsu massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on therapy originating in Japan. Shiatsu is an evolving form, and its various styles incorporate (to differing degrees) aspects of Japanese massage traditions, Chinese Medicine practice, and "Western" anatomy and physiology.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 3 3
Stiffness 3 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Circulation problems 1 3
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Shiatsu massage

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1

Why patients stopped taking Shiatsu massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Stopped going to Shiatsu massage

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Shiatsu massage

Oct 16, 2009 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

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