“Shiatsu” is a form of Japanese acupressure which literally means “finger pressure” and is also described as acupuncture without the needles. The technique uses the thumbs (as well as fingers, palms, elbows, knees and feet) to apply holding pressure on selected acupressure points around the body. The treatment also includes exercises, rotations and stretches of limbs, joints and meridians. What makes Shiatsu unique is that it combines diagnosis and treatment detecting energy imbalances before there are any symptoms making it a wonderful preventive therapy.
Shiatsu, based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), believes that disease is a result of an imbalance of chi energy in the system of channels known as meridians. Treatment aims to unblock this flow of energy in order to bring about healing and balance to the body, mind and spirit. In Western medical terms Shiatsu works by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system to calm and relax the body.
A shiatsu massage can be used simply for relaxation to relieve stress and tension or as a therapy to treat specific conditions both of which will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!
In Niagara Shiatsu massage is not widely available. We are happy to be able to offer this unique and valuable service to our community. Please contact us and request a shiatsu massage for your next appointment.
Niagara Shiatsu Massage Rates:
1 Hour: $85
1½ Hours: $120
This form of therapy is covered under your Extended Health Plan under Massage TherapyHealth History Form:
All new patients will need to complete a health history form. Click here for the form.Cancellation Policy:
There is a $25.00 charge for the first missed appointment, or appointments cancelled with less than 24 hrs notice. There will be a full treatment charge for the 2nd and subsequent missed appointments. The 30-75 min. time slot is reserved specifically for you. If you are unable to keep your appointment please notify the office at least 24 hrs before your appointment to enable others to attend a treatment. If you are receiving treatment resulting from an automobile accident that is covered by an insurance claim, any missed appointments will be billed to you personally.