Shiatsu is described in almost every professional text as "a bodyborne dialogue". For this dialogue to be as successful as possible, it needs the same thing as any other good conversation needs: Trust. The trust that I know what I am doing is rewarded with the trust that my counterpart will always give his / her best and show what he / she has. Wonderful things come about in such a conversation.
If the trust is not there right away, no problem: then a playful, entertaining approach is the chance for me to build the trust that will be necessary in the future in a motivating way. Either way, Shiatsu is always worth a visit.