Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that is based in Traditional and Classical Chinese medicine. It is dynamic in its movements and application and very effective in its ability to bring balance and harmony to the energy flows in the body. A Zen Shiatsu Practitioner palpates the energy flows in the body called meridians to determine what meridians need attention and support. The practitioner then uses fingers, hands, elbows and knees in a penetrating technique along with stretches to open, balance and harmonize the meridians resulting in physical, physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. Zen Shiatsu is done with the client wearing loose clothing on a futon.