Joints and tissue around joints experience varying amounts of inflammation throughout the day. This causes pain and stiffness. Some only experience this in one or two joints while others experience this throughout their body. Especially if they are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, fibromyalgia or gout. Adjusting the hand pressure during a Shiatsu session and the amount of movement of the client’s body helps to increase circulation, and movement while decreasing inflammation and pain.