Registered Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu is a manual therapy that was developed in Japan and has a strong foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu translates as "finger pressure," but hands, elbows, and knees may also be used during treatment when required. Shiatsu is based on the idea that unbalanced energy can create disease, so Shiatsu works by re-balancing the energy in the energy pathways (meridians) associated with different organ and body functions. The mobilization of joints and pressure points improves the flow of Qi, or vital energy, that affects the mind and all of our body's functions. Re-balancing the energy can help in a wide range of conditions, from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health.

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing massage and regular sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives. It can be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal, and emotional conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, depression, immune system deficiencies, constipation, emotional blockages, fertility challenges, and so on.

An initial interview determines each client's unique needs and focuses treatment on key areas of concern. Shiatsu is performed on a futon on the floor while the client is fully dressed. It helps if the client is dressed in loose-fitting and comfortable clothing, to allow for maximum movement during the massage. After treatment, lots of water and a good night's rest will help you obtain maximum benefits of treatment.

To prepare for your appointment with Violant, make sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and avoid eating a large meal one hour prior to your treatment.  

60 minute massage: $60

A full body Shiatsu massage, which includes arms, legs, and joint mobilization to help the flow of Qi or vital energy. The meridians are accessed through out the body applying hand and finger pressure and might include head, face, chest, back, arms, Hara (abdomen), legs, and feet. 

30 minute massage: $35

Choose this option for focusing on a localized area: back, chest, arms, facial, cranial, Hara (abdomen), legs, or feet can be focused on at the request of the client. Get a little taste of what shiatsu is by treating a focal area. If you are not sure and just want to try, come and chat about your needs. 

*Your insurance plan may cover Shiatsu massage under its alternative therapies category; contact your insurance provider for more information.