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

Body/Mind/Spirit

May 18, 2017

This innovative 7 session psychotherapeutic program integrates restorative yoga, self-compassion skills, and mind-body medicine to cultivate resilience in artists and cultural workers. Each week you will participate in: developing a restorative yoga practice (no yoga experience or supplies ...

Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention

April 26, 2017

Following our sold out inaugural conference in 2016, the Artists’ Health Alliance and the Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network (CSARN) are thrilled to present Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention, on April 26, 2017 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. The theme of ...