Our Registered Massage Therapists are experts in administering Shiatsu. Owner Susierra Wilson has studied with the preeminent Japanese teachers in Toronto the late Mitsuki Kikkawa and Kaz Kamiya.
Shiatsu, which can be translated as finger pressure, has been described as needle-free acupuncture. It is a manipulative therapy developed in Japan and incorporating techniques of anma (Japanese traditional massage), acupressure, stretching, and Western massage.
Shiatsu involves applying pressure to special points or meridians on the body in order to maintain physical and mental well being, treat disease, or alleviate discomfort.
Shiatsu therapy is considered holistic because it attempts to treat the whole person instead of a specific medical complaint, or body part. Some treatments focus partially or solely on the “hara” area (which is the belly) where all meridians have a terminus with their associated organs.