We very nearly kept this one to ourselves. A form of Japanese bodywork that incorporates principles of Chinese medicine, shiatsu is applied through the clothes using the fingers and palms. While similar to a regular massage, shiatsu tends to rely on pressure points, like acupuncture. Shiatsu practitioners believe that besides providing relaxation, the massage can treat a wide range of ailments, from depression to indigestion. The Minnesota Center for Shiatsu, now in its 14th year, is the perfect place to see if shiatsu is for you. A one-hour massage administered by a student goes for a mere $25. Though that means you're being worked on by someone who's technically still a novice, rest assured that those hands have completed at least half of the required 560 hours of course work. Enjoy a cup of hot tea in the center's cozy confines before your appointment (which you should expect to make at least a week in advance). MCSS also offers shiatsu massages by working pros, but you don't get that killer student rate.

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1313 SE 5th St.
Minneapolis MN 55414


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