Shiatsu Chair Massage also known as On-site Stress Reduction, or Chair Massage, was first introduced in the late 80's as an effective stress break for overworked office workers. The treatment concentrates on the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands, the person sits in a specially designed "massage chair" which allows them to remain in an upright, forward leaning fully supported position that enables them to fully relax to the point of falling asleep. The massage chair allows easy ergonomic access to the back for the provider, and the person receiving the massage remains fully clothed, there are no lotions or oil used, and the treatment takes a minimum of 15 minutes. Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.