The Japanese style of a pressure point massage without oil. You don't even undress! Direct thumb, palm, forearm, or, for large and muscular backs, even knees systematically pressing into the best release point for each one of your tight muscles.
This has a very dfferent 'feel' than a traditional swedish massage with oil. It is much more direct. It brings attention, both the weight of our hands and our thought directed energy, into tight spots. Normally, muscles are most tight where they insert at a bone. Sometimes, like your calf or forearm, muscles are attaching to the bone in a long 'band.' It feels great to have each little spot methodically pressed into, and slowly released from. Interestingly, the release of the hand from the pressure is as important as the pressure itself.
Our most popular massage combines Shiatsu with an Deep Tissue massage using massage oil.