Shiatsu finds its origin in Japan as a form of traditional preventive medical care. It finds its place somewhere between physiotherapy and psychology. It works along the energy lines throughout the body where stress manifests itself as energy stagnation, which indeed is the very beginning of illness. It reinforces the self-healing potential in the human system and uncovers the origin of manifested disorders rather then working only on a symptomatic level. Shiatsu at its best is the deep listening of two hands on a body, being experienced as a warm human touch.