There have been many research papers presented on shiatsu over the last 20 years including research into shiatsu and benefits for headaches, sleep problems, autism spectrum and fybromyalgia. A comprehensive list can be found at the Shiatsu therapy Association of Australia:

Research conducted by Dr Andrew Long, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, 2007.

“The holistic nature of shiatsu practice treats mind, body and spirit as one, an interconnected whole, together with the environment in which they find themselves.”

This report contains evidence of health benefits found through the experience of Shiatsu. An outline of findings include:

The Effects and Experience of Shiatsu: A Cross European Study