Shiatsu Therapy

What can it do for you?
Shiatsu is a Japanese manual therapy based on both Traditional Chinese Medicine and anatomy. It involves the application of sustained pressure to specific points. It takes a holistic approach and is a full-body treatment, but can be more focused. As no oils are used, the patient can remain fully clothed. Pressure can be quite deep or very gentle and is always adjusted to suit the comfort and health of the patient.

Pressure to these points can:

Increase circulation

Release muscular tension

Relieve pain

Help muscles, ligaments, nerves and vital organs to function at their best


Shiatsu is used as preventive care, for relaxation and to treat specific conditions, both chronic and acute. It is particularly effective for:

Repetitive strain injuries and overuse syndromes

Migraines and headaches

Insomnia

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain

Rheumatoid or osteoarthritis

Managing stress and anxiety


There is some evidence-based research on Shiatsu. Studies have shown it is beneficial for pain, sleep, tension, stress, anxiety, depression & structural problems.

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Upcoming Workshops

STRESSED! Workshop Series

May 01, 2019

Stress is a tricky part of life. Too much of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. Too little of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. For artists, stress comes not only from the normal pressures of life, but also from the precarious nature of the arts sector which usually means too little time, ...

CONNECT! Whole Self Healing

October 03, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Because artists bring their whole selves to their work, artists’ health demands that we pay attention to the whole artist. That sprained wrist and that nagging pit of dread in the belly are likely connected, not to mention our shoulder pain and fear ...

STEP ONE! Primary Care

November 07, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are the starting point to accessing healthcare services in Ontario. They can treat many health conditions (including stress-related ones) and can lessen the stress that often comes ...