A typical Shiatsu treatment a therapist will use a number of techniques to treat you. In this page I will give you a general overview of one such technique - Palming .
Palming typically refers to simply applying pressure to a part of a body. That is the simplest way to view it, in practice however it involves putting sufficient pressure to meet your qi, not too much and not too little. This takes quite some training and in the end is an acquired art. Too little and changes are insufficient and too much and you begin to withdraw and contract complicating the issue further. There is no efflourage (aka massage type of manual technique) as is typical of western massage and there is no oil used. In fact through this technique you remain clothed.
As you can imagine it is a gentle but firm process that is very relaxing to receive and very healing to experience.