I remember when I was studying Shiatsu and one of the 3rd Years who had just graduated made a leaflet that always made me smile. It asked the same question “What is Shiatsu?” and then said
‘It’s not a dog….’
‘It’s not a kind of Japanese noodle’
‘It’s not a kind of Martial art’
I’ve seen other practitioners do versions of this too. After all, when it can feel so amazing and works on so many levels of our being, how do we start to explain what Shiatsu is?