Five two-hour sessions of Swedish massage and shiatsu (a kind of massage using acupressure) didn't help either.
Western Schools described shiatsu as ‘a Japanese form of physiotherapy‘.
Aromatherapy incorporates yin and yang, reflexology, shiatsu , pressure points, vibrational healing, colour therapy, crystals and meditation.
There are facials, reflexology and shiatsu , and there is a woman called Christina who works with crystals, aromatherapy and massage, also incorporating elements of kinesiology.
With shiatsu the bodywork consists considerably of finger or palm pressure either into the pressure points or joints or muscles.
Ann-Marie explained that each masseuse there has her specialty, whether it's shiatsu or reflexology, and that no two people are massaged the same way.
There you will find extensive accounts of this and other forms of quackery, from Ayurveda and aromatherapy to zen shiatsu to zone therapy.
The same goes for shiatsu and acupuncture, which are only covered by specific group insurance company policy's extended health benefits.
The effects of shiatsu , acupuncture, moxa, and herbal medicine are still questioned in Japan because they seem to depend upon the individual and are very difficult to replicate or to validate scientifically.
Reflexology is often combined with other therapies and practices, such as acupressure, shiatsu , yoga, and tai chi, and it often involves the hands and other body parts or zones, not just the feet.