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

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 ...

Maintaining Creative Energy

March 13, 2018

This workshop addresses creative fatigue and combats the isolation that plagues artistic work. Through activities facilitated by an expert drama educator, participants identify and discuss sources of their creative energy. Explore how your personal and professional stories, and the places you come ...

Healthy Habits

January 25, 2018

This workshop addresses the fact that artistic practice can entail unhealthy habits. Facilitated by a registered dietitian and a physiotherapist, this workshop will help artists gain individual insight into their own habits in regards to diet, exercise and sleep. Create sustainable patterns and ...