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

Explore Artistic Identity in Writing

September 27, 2017

The role of writing in promoting wellbeing is an emerging field in personal and professional development. In this workshop, we will use writing exercises as an avenue to promote reflection, self-expression and insight into our professional identities as artists. Writing is a creative and versatile ...

Mind/Body/Spirit Practicum

September 21, 2017

Offered by The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre The next round of the OHIP-covered Mind/Body/Spirit Practicum begins Thursday 21 September! There are nine spots available. Intake meetings take place 31 August and 7 September. This innovative 7 session psychotherapeutic programme ...

Registration: Artists' Toolbox

June 30, 2018

Fill in the form below and select which events you want to register for, including the number of spaces you want to reserve (under “quantity”). If you have any problems registering online, you can do so over the phone by calling 416-351-0239.   Season Summary Narrative Wellbeing ...