Shonishin is a specialised form of treatment for infants and children up to age 18 that was developed in Japan in the 1700s. Using a variety of specialised tools and techniques, the Shonishin method stimulates acupoints and meridians using rubbing, tapping and pressing methods on the surface of the body. Treatment focuses on gentle, specialised and mostly non-inserted techniques that children find comfortable and even pleasurable. Dramatic results can be obtained even with very light treatment. The beauty of Shonishin is its simplicity, gentleness, and effectiveness.