Shiatsu massage is sometimes described as the equivalent of acupressure; Shiatsu translates to “finger pressure” and employs stretching, pressure and rotating to provide a whole-body restoration effect which can reduce stress, muscle pain, anxiety and depression. The philosophy behind a shiatsu massage is quite old and based on the idea that your life energy or ki (chi or qi) flows through the body within many different energy channels. When you feel pain in a certain area, that energy channel is blocked. Shiatsu massage works to relieve those blocks and provide a relaxing and refreshing massage. The Shiatsu Point Locator of the Inada Sogno massage chair will do a complete body scan to locate your Shiatsu points to customize a massage specific to your body’s profile.