To me, the body says what words cannot. Martha Graham
What is a meridian massage?
A meridian massage, or shiatsu, is a form of massage therapy based on the theories of traditional Chinese medicine.
Meridian massage practitioners use touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to stimulate the acupuncture channels and points.
Together with traditional Chinese medicine, meridian massage treats each person as a whole, not just the individual parts of their physical body.
A short meridian massage of 20 minutes helps to address a specific issue and can be booked alone or together with acupuncture.
A longer meridian massage (40 minutes or more) becomes a deeply relaxing experience that supports and strengthens the body's natural ability to heal and rebalance itself. Regular treatments can alleviate stress and improve circulation to maintain health.
Daniel Frankel Shiatsu Practitioner
Dan is a long-term Fitzroy local and Shiatsu practitioner with over 10 years experience. He studied at the Australian Shiatsu College in Melbourne and then went on to do further studies in Meridian therapies. Dan has found that he always comes back to working with his hands since he feels that he can connect and help people best in this way.
Dr Juliana Choi Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Juliana is a positive, friendly and multi-disciplined practitioner who practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and meridian massage. Her treatment philosophy is to balance the function of the internal organs, to improve her patients' quality of life and enable them to return to health and everyday activities. Juliana has studied both Chinese and western medicine degrees, completing her Bachelor of traditional Chinese medicine from Western Sydney University and Nanjing University, and a Master of Medicine from the University of Sydney majoring in cancer and palliative care.
Meridian massage treatments
During your first meridian massage session of 40 minutes, your practitioner will start by getting to know your body and symptoms through an initial consultation.
Your massage takes place on a lie-down table in our shared treatment space, and there's no need to undress during your treatment. Simply come wearing loose and comfortable clothing.
- Meridian Massage 40 mins
- Including Initial Consultation & Assessment
- Meridian Massage per 20 mins
- Follow-up Treatments
- Combined Acupuncture & Meridian Massage
- Receive Both Treatments During One Session
How long should I book for?
A standard follow-up meridian massage takes 20 minutes to address a single issue and is suitable for most people.
You can book 40 minutes to address multiple issues, or when you would like extra time to de-stress. The extra 20 minutes allows your body to enter a deeper state of relaxation and really does make a difference!
Choose 60 minutes to spoil yourself. For hour-long bookings, private sessions are also available upon request.
Meridian massage and acupuncture
You can book and enjoy a meridian massage alone or combine your treatments together with acupuncture.
Once you have received a Chinese medicine diagnosis, the relevant channels and points for your symptoms can be treated by both acupuncture and massage.
Our practitioners work together as a team and can recommend a suitable treatment plan based on your symptoms and preferences.